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  Definition of maternal
  1. relating to or characteristic of or befitting a parent; "parental guidance"
  2. characteristic of a mother; "warm maternal affection for her guest"- Dorothy Sayers
  3. relating to or derived from one''s mother; "maternal genes"
Similar Words: parental, paternal

 

See Also: matriarchal

 

Pertainyms: mother, female parent

 

Attributes: motherliness, maternalism, maternal quality, maternity

 

Anagrams: lamenter

 

 
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