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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.
Mentioned in: Prader-Willi Syndrome
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Associations between methylation of paternally expressed gene 3 (PEG3), cervical intraepithelial neoplasia and invasive cervical cancer.
A series of experiments using mice with Robertsonian translocations also provided strong genetic evidence for the functional differences between the paternally and maternally derived chromosomes, because mice with uniparental duplication of certain specific chromosomal regions exhibited a variety of defects in development, growth and/or behavior (Fig.
19) Gender (female), % 57 56 Location (urban), % 49 49 Informal housing, % 19 22 Lacking [greater than or 23 22 equal to] 4 necessities, % Maternally orphaned, % 54 34 Paternally orphaned, % 68 78 Double orphan, % 22 12 Mental health problems, 0.
mat] are the effects associated with the paternally and maternally inherited breed specific QTL alleles, respectively, and [P.
In this context, HR is not just a repair mechanism, but also a method to drive interaction and genetic exchange between maternally and paternally inherited chromosomes, creating haploid genomes which are chimeras of the parental genetic information.
LRRTM1 on Chromosome 2p12 Is a Maternally Suppressed Gene That Is Associated Paternally with Handedness and Schizophrenia," Molecular Psychiatry 12, no.
They may behave paternally, or they may ignore the pup, or even attack it.
Paternally invoking the 'good' of various publics (nations, cities, electorates, communities) has long been a way of validating transport investment.
A number of changes occur in a pregnant woman's immune system to allow tolerance to paternally derived fetal antigens.
Templeton analyzed genetic data from mitochondrial DNA, a form inherited only from the maternal side; Y chromosome DNA, paternally inherited DNA; and nuclear DNA, inherited from both sexes.
Katherine, who used to live in Erdington and worked for the Birmingham Mail, had it officially verified that he was paternally linked to the Bard.
As we travelled down the main highway, the legion of Mubarak pos ter s were s t i l l t o w e r i n g d o w n paternally from the overhead lamp-posts o n t h e c e n t r a l reservation.