1. maternal

adjective. ['məˈtɝːnəl'] characteristic of a mother.


  • motherlike
  • motherliness
  • matriarchal
  • maternal quality
  • maternity
  • maternalism
  • maternalistic


  • paternal
  • matriarchal
  • patricentric
  • patriarchic

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Example sentences of the word maternal

1. Adjective
Any piglet born infected with PPV may exhibit maternal immunity for up to seven months of his life.

Quotes containing the word maternal

1. I am of old and young, of the foolish as much as the wise,Regardless of others, ever regardful of others,Maternal as well as paternal, a child as well as a man,Stuffed with the stuff that is course, and stuffed with the stuff that is fine, one of the nation, of many nations, the smallest the same and the the largest
- Walt Whitman, Song of Myself

2. maternal-infant_bonding

noun. the attachment that forms between an infant and its mother beginning at birth.

3. maternal

adjective. ['məˈtɝːnəl'] relating to or characteristic of or befitting a parent.


  • paternal


  • lineal
  • collateral

4. maternal

adjective. ['məˈtɝːnəl'] related on the mother's side.


  • enate
  • enatic


  • fatherlike
  • fatherliness
  • paternalistic