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pa·ter·nal

paternal

 
 
pronunciation:
p tuhr nl
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part of speech: adjective
definition 1: having to do with or typical of a father.
Since our father died, my oldest brother has taken on the paternal role in our family.
definition 2: related through one's father.
Your father's mother is your paternal grandmother.
derivation: paternally (adv.)
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