Definition of patrilateral in English:

patrilateral

adjective

Anthropology Sociology
  • Of, relating to, or designating a relationship (especially a marriage between cousins) in which a father and one of his siblings or other relatives are both involved as parents. Also (occasionally): = "patrilineal".

Origin

1940s; earliest use found in American Anthropologist. From patri- + lateral.

Pronunciation

patrilateral

/ˌpatrɪˈlat(ə)rəl/