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bloodline

[bluhd-lahyn] /ˈblʌdˌlaɪn/
noun
1.
(usually of animals) the line of descent; pedigree; strain.
Origin of bloodline
1905-1910
First recorded in 1905-10; blood + line1
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  • Macedonia was a vital (also corrupt and lucrative) bloodline, connecting Greece to Serbia (through the Vardar river).

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bloodline

/ˈblʌdˌlaɪn/
noun
1.
all the members of a family group over generations, esp regarding characteristics common to that group; pedigree
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bloodline in Medicine

bloodline blood·line (blŭd'līn')
n.
The direct line of descent; a pedigree.

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