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Meaning of maternal

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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:

      adj 1: characteristic of a mother; "warm maternal affection for
             her guest"- Dorothy Sayers [ant: {paternal}]
      2: relating to or derived from one's mother; "maternal genes"
      3: relating to or characteristic of or befitting a parent;
         "parental guidance" [syn: {parental}, {maternal}, {paternal}]
         [ant: {filial}]
      4: related on the mother's side; "my maternal grandmother" [syn:
         {enate}, {enatic}, {maternal(p)}]

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