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Definitions of maternal:
  • adjective:   characteristic of a mother
    Example: "Warm maternal affection for her guest- Dorothy Sayers"
  • adjective:   relating to or derived from one's mother
    Example: "Maternal genes"
  • adjective:   relating to or characteristic of or befitting a parent

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