Meaning of matrifocal

mat•ri•fo•cal

Pronunciation: (ma"tru-fō'kul, mā"-), [key]
— adj.
  1. of, pertaining to, or designating a family unit or structure headed by the mother and lacking a father permanently or for extended periods.
  2. focused or centered on the mother.
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