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Meaning of matrocliny

mat•ro•cli•ny

Pronunciation: (ma'tru-klī"nē, mā'-), [key]
— n. Genetics.
  1. inheritance in which the traits of the offspring are derived primarily from the maternal parent (opposed to patrocliny).
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