adjective Date: 1935 tracing descent through either the maternal or paternal line only

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  • unilineal — uni·lineal …   English syllables

  • unilineal — u•ni•lin•e•al [[t]ˌyu nəˈlɪn i əl[/t]] adj. ant unilateral 6) • Etymology: 1950–55 …   From formal English to slang

  • unilineal — /junəˈlɪniəl/ (say yoohnuh lineeuhl) adjective Anthropology of or relating to descent through either the mother s or father s line only, as of group membership, inheritance, etc. {uni + lineal} …   Australian English dictionary

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