Associations to the word «Maternal»


MATERNAL, adjective. Of or pertaining to a mother; having the characteristics of a mother, motherly.
MATERNAL, adjective. Related through the mother, or her side of the family.
MATERNAL, adjective. (anatomy) (medicine) Derived from the mother as opposed to the foetus during pregnancy.
MATERNAL AUNT, noun. An aunt on one's mother's side of the family, including both
MATERNAL AUNT, noun. A sister of one's mother.
MATERNAL AUNT, noun. A sister-in-law of one's mother; the wife or ex-wife of a maternal uncle.
MATERNAL AUNT, noun. (imprecise) A similar great aunt, &c.
MATERNAL AUNTS, noun. Plural of maternal aunt
MATERNAL COUSIN, noun. A child of one's mother's sibling
MATERNAL COUSIN, noun. A more distant relative of one's mother who is not a direct ancestor
MATERNAL COUSINS, noun. Plural of maternal cousin
MATERNAL CUSTODY, noun. An arrangement whereby only the mother has physical and legal custody of a child while the father has visitation rights.
MATERNAL DEATH, noun. The death of a woman that occurs directly related to the procreative process. Obstetric death.
MATERNAL DEATHS, noun. Plural of maternal death
MATERNAL GRANDCHILD, noun. The child of a woman's daughter: a grandchild to whom one is the maternal grandmother
MATERNAL GRANDFATHER, noun. The father of one's mother.
MATERNAL GRANDFATHERS, noun. Plural of maternal grandfather
MATERNAL GRANDMOTHER, noun. The mother of one's mother.
MATERNAL GRANDMOTHERS, noun. Plural of maternal grandmother
MATERNAL HALF AUNT, noun. A half-sister of one's mother.
MATERNAL HALF AUNT, noun. A half sister-in-law of one's mother.
MATERNAL HALF AUNTS, noun. Plural of maternal half aunt
MATERNAL HALF-UNCLE, noun. A half-brother of one's mother.
MATERNAL HALF-UNCLE, noun. A half brother-in-law of one's mother.
MATERNAL HALF-UNCLES, noun. Plural of maternal half-uncle
MATERNAL UNCLE, noun. The brother or brother-in-law of one’s mother.
MATERNAL UNCLES, noun. Plural of maternal uncle

Dictionary definition

MATERNAL, adjective. Characteristic of a mother; "warm maternal affection for her guest"- Dorothy Sayers.
MATERNAL, adjective. Relating to or derived from one's mother; "maternal genes".
MATERNAL, adjective. Relating to or characteristic of or befitting a parent; "parental guidance".
MATERNAL, adjective. Related on the mother's side; "my maternal grandmother".

Wise words

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Antoine de Saint-Exupery