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consanguineous

[kon-sang-gwin-ee-uh s] /ˌkɒn sæŋˈgwɪn i əs/
adjective
1.
having the same ancestry or descent; related by blood.
Also, consanguine
[kon-sang-gwin] /kɒnˈsæŋ gwɪn/ (Show IPA),
consanguineal.
Origin of consanguineous
1595-1605
1595-1605; < Latin consanguineus, equivalent to con- con- + sanguin- (stem of sanguis) blood + -eus -eous
Related forms
consanguineously, adverb
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  • The popular idea is that consanguineous marriages are bad per se.

    Woman

    William J. Robinson
  • consanguineous marriages are everywhere regarded as baneful.

    The Manbos of Mindano

    John M. Garvan
  • Tylor, Mr., on the prohibition of consanguineous marriages, ii.

  • Virchow, Prof., blindness occurring in the offspring of consanguineous marriages, ii.

  • The idea that the children from consanguineous marriages are apt to be deaf and dumb has no foundation in fact.

    Woman

    William J. Robinson
  • Consanguinity means blood relationship, and consanguineous marriages are marriages between near blood relatives.

    Woman

    William J. Robinson
  • consanguineous or blood kinship, which includes not only the gens of the father, but also those of the mother and grandmothers.

  • Of all the deaf born without hearing, 13.5 per cent are the offspring of consanguineous marriages.

    The Deaf Harry Best
  • consanguineous marriages, so far as the effect on deafness is concerned, are not of relatively frequent occurrence.

    The Deaf Harry Best
  • During the ensuing 160 years there were ninety-one marriages, of which sixteen were consanguineous.

    Degeneracy Eugene S. Talbot
Word Origin and History for consanguineous
adj.

c.1600, from Latin consanguineus "of the same blood" (see consanguinity).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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consanguineous in Medicine

consanguineous con·san·guin·e·ous (kŏn'sān-gwĭn'ē-əs, -sāng-)
adj.
Exhibiting consanguinity.

The American Heritage® Stedman's Medical Dictionary
Copyright © 2002, 2001, 1995 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company.
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