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adjective 
  1. Pertaining to a mother, her genes, her relatives, or her side of a family.
maternal grandfather
  1. Motherly.
  2. Received or inherited from someone's mother.
  3. Of or pertaining to pregnancy.
maternal death
  1. Committed by a mother.
maternal filicide
Etymology: Derived from Vulgar Latin maternalis, from Classical Latin maternus, from mater "mother"


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