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pureblood

[pyoo r-bluhd] /ˈpyʊərˌblʌd/
noun
1.
an individual, especially an animal, whose ancestry consists of a single strain or type unmixed with any other.
adjective, Also, pureblooded, pure-blooded
2.
of or relating to a pureblood.
3.
purebred (def 1).
Origin of pureblood
1770-1780
First recorded in 1770-80; pure + blood
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Word Origin and History for pureblood
adj.

1851, from pure blood (n.), attested from 1751 in reference to breeding, from pure (adj.) + blood (n.). As a noun meaning "a pure-blood animal" from 1882.

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pureblood in Medicine

pureblood (pyur'blŭd') or pure·blood·ed (-blŭd'ĭd)
adj.
Of unmixed ancestry; purebred.

The American Heritage® Stedman's Medical Dictionary
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