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ma•tron



Pronunciation: (mā'trun), [key]
n.
1. a married woman, esp. one who is mature and staid or dignified and has an established social position.
2. a woman who has charge of the domestic affairs of a hospital, prison, or other institution.
3. a woman serving as a guard, warden, or attendant for women or girls, as in a prison.

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

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