Definition of paternally in US English:

paternally

adverb

  • See paternal

    • ‘Groups 3 and 4, 8 and 9, and 10 and 11 were paternally related half-siblings.’
    • ‘He is taller than me now, and likes to put his arm paternally around my shoulder.’
    • ‘The unequal expression in mammals of some maternally and paternally derived genes known as genomic imprinting reduces the masking benefits of diploidy.’
    • ‘Roughly 50% of all affected individuals carry new mutations which appear to arise paternally, possibly reflecting genomic imprinting.’
    • ‘It also entails the replacement, at least partially, of cold, ruthless, impartial legal discourse with a firm but paternally supportive discourse.’

Pronunciation

paternally

/pəˈtərnlē/