Significado de “maternal” - en el Diccionario Inglés

maternal en inglés británico

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uk /məˈtɜː.nəl/ us /məˈtɝː.nəl/

behaving or feeling in the way that a mother does towards her child, especially in a kind, loving way:

maternal instincts
She is very maternal towards her employees.

related to a mother's side of the family:

Her maternal grandmother (= mother's mother) is still alive.
adverb uk /məˈtɜː.nəl.i/ us /məˈtɝː.nəl.i/

(Definición de maternal del Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

maternal en inglés americano

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us /məˈtɜr·nəl/

behaving or feeling as a mother does toward her child:

maternal instincts

Maternal also means related by way of the mother:

Alice’s maternal grandmother (= her mother’s mother) will be 90 next month.

(Definición de maternal del Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)