unilateral descent

Definitions of unilateral descent
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n line of descent traced through one side of the family

Types:
cognation, enation, matrilineage
line of descent traced through the maternal side of the family
agnation, patrilineage
line of descent traced through the paternal side of the family
Type of:
descent, filiation, line of descent, lineage
the kinship relation between an individual and the individual's progenitors

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