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How do I say "She looks like her aunts on her mother's side"?

Sie sieht wie ihre Tanten mütterlicherseits aus.

I cannot use mütterlicherseits in this case because that would mean "on my mother's side". How do I say "on her mother's/father's side"?

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    To me it's okay. Mütterlicherseits refers to the mother of whichever person you've established before. – Emanuel Jan 9 '14 at 21:52
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Mütterlicherseits and väterlicherseits are absolutely correct.
You can use them in third person singular, as you did in your example.

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