母亲的, 母系的, 母方的
属母的, 母的, 母性的
adj.characteristic of a mother
○ "warm maternal affection for her guest"- Dorothy Sayers
adj.relating to or derived from one's mother
She seized Fanny with maternal fierceness and eagerness, and uttered some rapid abuse to the girl in an undertone
The Bishop was accustomed to listen in silence to these innocent and pardonable maternal boasts
He made a call upon her pity and tenderness that no one had ever made before, and the pity was not so much derogatory of him as maternal in her
Generally speaking, paternal side is closer AS compare to the maternal side.
How can the above information BE used to explain the different O2 affinity of fetal and maternal hemoglobin?
A little apart from the rest sunk in deep maternal Bliss, lay the largest sow of the lot
heR maternal instinct eitheR to worry or boast puts my slightest failing or smallest triumph on the public stage.
Late maternal age has certainly been implicated in Mongolism
I doubt not you will consider these praises the result of blind maternal affection, but there is a soul of iron in that delicate, fragile body
Many animals display maternal instincts only while their offspring are young and helpless.