Adjective Definition

maternal

1.Definition: characteristic of a mother

"Warm maternal affection for her guest"


2.Definition: related on the mother's side

"My maternal grandmother"

Related Adjective(s):enate, enatic


3.Definition: relating to or characteristic of or befitting a parent

Related Adjective(s):parental, paternal


4.Definition: relating to or derived from one's mother

"Maternal genes"




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