patroclinous


patroclinous

noun Genetics.

  1. inheritance in which the traits of the offspring are derived primarily from the paternal parent (opposed to matrocliny).

adj.“resembling the father rather than the mother,” 1913, from patri- + Greek klinein “to lean” (see lean (v.)). adj.

  1. Having inherited traits that more closely resemble the father’s side than the mother’s side.

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