maternal /məˈtɜːnəl/ adjective
LIKE A MOTHER › like a mother
anne gibi, anneye özgü, anne ile/annelikle ilgili I've never had much of a maternal instinct (= wish to have children).626
MOTHER'S FAMILY [always before noun] › A maternal relation is part of your mother's family.
anne tarafına ait; anne ile kan bağına ilişkin He's my maternal grandfather.626