Synonyms for matrilineal

Synonyms for (adjective) matrilineal

Synonyms: matrilineal, matrilinear

Definition: based on or tracing descent through the female line

Usage: matrilineal inheritance

Similar words: direct, lineal

Definition: in a straight unbroken line of descent from parent to child

Usage: lineal ancestors; lineal heirs; a direct descendant of the king; direct heredity