Definition of patroclinous in US English:

patroclinous

adjective

Genetics
  • Resembling the male parent more closely than the female; possessing or exhibiting a tendency to inherit a character or characters from the father only.

Origin

Early 20th century; earliest use found in The Botanical Gazette. From ancient Greek πατρ-, πατήρ father + -o- + κλιν- (in κλίνειν to lean: see clino-) + -ous.

Pronunciation

patroclinous

/ˌpatrəʊˈklʌɪnəs/