Definition of 'maternal'
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His maternal grandfather, for example, would probably be called something completely different. THE LAST TEMPTATION (2002)The first human foetal cells composed only of maternal genes. GRACE (2002)Henrietta had discovered that maternal feeling was not very strong in her. THY BROTHER DEATH (2002)
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Translations for 'maternal'
British English: maternal /məˈtɜːnl/ ADJECTIVE
Maternal feelings or actions are typical of those of a mother towards her child.
No love is stronger than maternal love.
- American English: maternal
- Arabic: مُتَعَلِقٌ بِالْأُمِّ
- Brazilian Portuguese: maternal
- Chinese: 母性的
- Croatian: majčinski
- Czech: mateřský
- Danish: moderlig
- Dutch: moederlijk
- European Spanish: maternal
- Finnish: äidillinen
- French: maternel
- German: mütterlich
- Greek: μητρικός
- Italian: materno
- Japanese: 母性の
- Korean: 어머니의
- Norwegian: moderlig
- Polish: materialny
- European Portuguese: maternal
- Romanian: matern
- Russian: материнский
- Spanish: maternal
- Swedish: moderlig
- Thai: เกี่ยวกับมารดา
- Turkish: annelik
- Ukrainian: материнський
- Vietnamese: thuộc mẹ
Definition of maternal from the Collins English Dictionary
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