Definitions of maternal

  1. related on the mother's side; "my maternal grandmother" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. relating to or derived from one's mother; "maternal genes" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. relating to or characteristic of or befitting a parent; "parental guidance" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  4. characteristic of a mother; "warm maternal affection for her guest"- Dorothy Sayers Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  5. Of or pertaining to a mother; becoming to a mother; motherly; as, maternal love; maternal tenderness. Webster Dictionary DB
  6. Motherly; derived from a mother; peculiar to motherhood; coming through the relationship of one's mother. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  7. Maternally. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  8. Relating to or derived from the mother. A practical medical dictionary. By Stedman, Thomas Lathrop. Published 1920.
  9. Belonging to a mother: motherly. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  10. Motherly. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  11. Pertaining to a mother. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  12. Pert. to a mother; befitting a mother; motherly. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  13. That which belongs to. or comes from, the mother; as maternal au- thority, maternal relation, maternal estate, maternal line. thelawdictionary.org
  14. ma-t[.e]r'nal, adj. belonging to a mother: motherly.--adv. MATER'NALLY.--n. MATER'NITY, the state, character, or relation of a mother: motherhood: a lying-in hospital. [Fr. maternel (It. maternale)--L. maternus--mater, mother.] gutenberg.org/ebooks/37683
  15. [Latin] Of, pertaining to, or originating from the mother; as M. causes of dystocia. na
  16. Of mothers; motherly; related on the mother\'s side, as m. uncle, mother\'s brother; (facet.) one\'s mother\'s. Hence maternaily adv. [French] Concise Oxford Dictionary
  17. Pertaining to the mother. American pocket medical dictionary.
  18. Of, or pertaining to, a mother or mothers. Appleton's medical dictionary.

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