Of or pertaining to a mother; becoming to a mother; motherly; as, maternal love; maternal tenderness.
Pertaining to the mother.
of or like a mother.
coming from the mother.
Characteristics relating to the dam.
characteristic of a mother; "warm maternal affection for her guest"- Dorothy Sayers
relating to or derived from one's mother; "maternal genes"
relating to or characteristic of or befitting a parent; "parental guidance"
related on the mother's side; "my maternal grandmother"
On one's mother's side. Maternal grandmother is the mother's mother.
From the motherâ€™s side of the family.
related through one's mother. Your maternal grandfather is your mother's father.
Related through oneâ€™s mother, such as a maternal grandmother being the motherâ€™s mother.
Relating to the mother
related through a person's mother.
Referring to the mother.
(adj) Related through a mother.
Characteristics of the brood female that affect the well being of her offspring, such as birthing ease, milking ability, and protectiveness.