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maternal

[mə′tərn·əl]
(biology)
Of, pertaining to, or related to a mother.
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Two groups of patients did not differ on different dimensions of parental acceptance-rejection except for perceived maternal neglect.
But the most obvious forerunner here is "Antichrist" not only in the presence of a sexually rapacious, ever-fearless Charlotte Gainsbourg, but in the way von Trier boldly reproduces that film's prologue, which crudely linked female pleasure with maternal neglect.
Jon Levine at the University of California San Francisco, used an animal model of maternal neglect that stresses rat mothers by restricting nesting/bedding material.

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