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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 fra·ter·nal /frəˈtɝnḷ/

From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Medical Dictionary 英漢醫學字典

 fra·ter·nal /frəˈtɝnḷ/ 形容詞

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Fra·ter·nal a. Of, pertaining to, or involving, brethren; becoming to brothers; brotherly; as, fraternal affection; a fraternal embrace. -- Fra*ter*nal*ly, adv.
    An abhorred, a cursed, a fraternal war.   --Milton.
    Fraternal love and friendship.   --Addison.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      adj 1: of or relating to a fraternity or society of usually men; "a
             fraternal order"
      2: (of twins) derived from two separate fertilized ova;
         "fraternal twins are biovular" [syn: biovular] [ant: identical]
      3: like or characteristic of or befitting a brother; "brotherly
         feelings"; "close fraternal ties" [syn: brotherly, brotherlike]
         [ant: sisterly]