mater-, matri-, matro- matr- +

(Latin: mother, mama, mom; mum [British])

A child who has more of the mother's shape or form than that of the father.
matron of honor
A married woman acting as the chief attendant to a bride at a wedding.
matron, matronly
1. A woman, especially a married woman of middle age or later, who has had children and is thought of as being mature, sensible, and of good social standing.
2. The chief nursing officer in a small hospital with total responsibility for nursing services and supervisory responsibility for services other than medical services which directly affect patient care; such as, catering and domestic services.
3. A female attendant or guard, as in a woman's prison, rest room, hospital, school, etc.
4. Etymology: "a married woman" (usually one of rank), from Old French matrone; from Latin matrona, "married woman"; from mater, matris, "mother".
1. The state of being a matron.
2. Matronly attention.
3. Matrons collectively.
matronize, matronizing, matronized
1. To to cause to become matronly or to cause to act as, or to fulfill the role of, a matron.
3. To serve as a matron or to chaperon.
1. In a matronly manner.
2. Of or like a matron.
matronym, metronym
A name derived from that of a mother or maternal ancestor.
A reference to a name that is derived from a mother or a matrilineal ancestor; rather than that of s father or s male ancestor.
A child who has more affection, or love, for the mother than the father.
misomater (s) (noun), misomaters (pl)
A person who has hostility or animosity towards his or her mother: Stuart’s experiences with his father were absolutely great while growing up, but not with his mother who had wished that she didn’t have a son and told him so; therefore, it wasn’t surprising that he turned out to be a misomater and had to go to a psychiatrist for help.
A situation in which a very young girl is a mother.
A situation in which an elderly mother gives birth to a baby.