adj. [L. mater, mother; filia, daughter](ARTHROPODA: Insecta)In Apis, having colonies made up of mothers and daughters.
Online Dictionary of Invertebrate Zoology. A.R. Maggenti and S.L. Gardne. 2005.
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matrifilial — /mætriˈfɪliəl/ (say matree fileeuhl) adjective of or relating to a line of descent from mother to son: a matrifilial society … Australian English dictionary