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paternal

(pə-tûr′nəl)
adj.
1. Relating to or characteristic of a father or fatherhood; fatherly.
2. Received or inherited from a father: a paternal trait.
3. Related through one's father: my paternal aunt.

pa·ter′nal·ly adv.

paternal

[pətur′nəl]
Etymology: L, pater, father
pertaining to fatherhood, characteristic of a father, or related through a father.

paternal

(pă-tĕr′năl) [L. paternis, fatherly]
Of, pert. to, or inherited from the father.

Paternal

From one's father.
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has demonstrated that paternal bookreading, in particular father's vocabulary use during a bookreading session, can contribute significantly to children's language development (e.
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Older paternal age was linked to a greater likelihood of schizophrenia, suicide attempts and substance abuse problems in offspring, as well as failing grades and lower IQ scores.
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Paternal smoking during pregnancy was also associated with an increased risk of obesity at age 18 among those whose fathers smoked 15 or more cigarettes a day but was not associated with childhood body size.
Through these paternal and maternal lines, geneticists can see the broad outlines of the historical migrations of our ancestors.
Basically, following the parameters of the 'new kinship studies', I shall argue that the Amis 'male age system' actually qualifies in indigenous terms as a system composed of paternal and fraternal--i.
Recent UK policies on parenting have emphasized paternal involvement nearly indiscriminately.
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A paternal approach to womenswear flavors William Okpo's mature collection of reversible wool overcoats and silk shirts with sheer insets, and after seeing the finished product, its namesake revealed the family's hidden sartorial roots: Lizzy and Darlene's paternal grandfather once owned his own textile factory.