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Definition of Maternal


  1. Of or pertaining to a mother; becoming to a mother; motherly; as, maternal love; maternal tenderness.

Maternal Quotations

The very winds whispered in soothing accents, and maternal Nature bade me weep no more.
Mary Shelley

The biggest public health challenge is rebuilding health systems. In other words, if you look at cholera or maternal mortality or tuberculosis in Haiti, they're major problems in Haiti, but the biggest problem is rebuilding systems.
Paul Farmer

Because sanitation has so many effects across all aspects of development - it affects education, it affects health, it affects maternal mortality and infant mortality, it affects labor - it's all these things, so it becomes a political football. Nobody has full responsibility.
Rose George

You cannot have maternal health without reproductive health. And reproductive health includes contraception and family planning and access to legal, safe abortion.
Hillary Clinton

To the former child migrants, who came to Australia from a home far away, led to believe this land would be a new beginning, when only to find it was not a beginning, but an end, an end of innocence - we apologise and we are sorry. To the mothers who lost the maternal right to love and care for their child - we apologise, and we are sorry.
Malcolm Turnbull
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Maternal Translations

maternal in French is maternel
maternal in Hungarian is anya-, anyai
maternal in Italian is materno
maternal in Spanish is maternal
maternal in Swedish is moderlig, moders-
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