Meaning & Definition of Maternal in English
1. Characteristic of a mother
- "Warm maternal affection for her guest"- dorothy sayers
2. Relating to or derived from one's mother
- "Maternal genes"
3. Relating to or characteristic of or befitting a parent
- "Parental guidance"
- parental ,
- maternal ,
4. Related on the mother's side
- "My maternal grandmother"
- enate ,
- enatic ,