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A paternal bond is the human bond between a father and his child.
Of or pertaining to a mother; having the characteristics of a mother, motherly.
“His weakness seemed to bring out her maternal instincts.”
Related through the mother, or her side of the family.
“Toby is my maternal uncle.”
Derived from the mother as opposed to the foetus during pregnancy.
Of or pertaining to one’s father, his genes, his relatives, or his side of a family
Fatherly; behaving as or characteristic of a father.
Received or inherited from one’s father.
Acting as a father
relating to a mother, especially during pregnancy or shortly after childbirth
(of feelings) typical of a caring mother; motherly
“a mother who radiated maternal concern”
related through the mother’s side of the family
“my maternal grandfather”