What is the difference between maternal and paternal?

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Maternal and paternal are terms that are used when referring to a child's parents. Maternal refers to the mother. Paternal refers to the father. For example, 'paternal grandparents' would refer to the child's grandparents from the father's side of the family.
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"Maternal" is of or pertaining to the mother, "paternal" is of or pertaining to the father.
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Maternity is related to the mother while paternity is related
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Paternal means "of the father" and Maternal means "of the mother." Think of Paternal as "Pa" and Maternal as "Ma"
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paternal means "of the father" maternal means "of the mother" Your paternal grandfather is your father's father. Your maternal grandfather is you mother's father
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