My mother’s matrilineal “looks”…
In looking at an old picture of my matrilineal grandparents, it is apparent where my mother gets her looks from. I have not met my mother’s dad, because he passed before she was even married, but I can so see my mom in him!
matrilineal \ ma-truh-LIN-ee-uhl \ adjective:
1. Inheriting or determining descent through the female line.
Origin: Matrilineal was first used in the early 1900s by anthropologists. It derives from the Late Latin roots matri- meaning “mother” and lineal meaning “line.”