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matrilineal

relating to descent or kinship through the female line
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There are currently no treatments for this family of diseases, which are inherited matrilineally.
The term "lineage" refers to persons within a society who trace descent--patrilineally or matrilineally (sometimes both)--through known genealogical links to a specific common ancestor.
Lucas consistently defines himself against the Edmonds branch of the McCaslin family that descends matrilineally, terming Roth, and his father Zack before him, as "woman-made" (51) as opposed to his "man-made" (52) connection to the pater familias.
Of the twenty-six Garifuna female interviewees, fifteen (58%) reported living on land they inherited matrilineally.
Clan affiliation, reckoned matrilineally, does inform who can marry whom and, consequently, determines alliances between members of specific house-groups.
Another legend concerns local queens who married foreign warriors, but who still retained power, with inheritance being passed down the matrilineally.
For Jews in pre-1990 Germany, Judaism was a religious affiliation regulated by firm statutes and handed down matrilineally.
My mother's family was descended, matrilineally, from the founders of three villages in the Fantse rural hinterland near Cape Coast.
1) Until the nineteenth century, matrilineally determined clan affiliations were vital to legitimate membership in the Nation.