blood relation

or blood relative


one related by birth.

Origin of blood relation

First recorded in 1700–10 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for blood relation

Historical Examples of blood relation

  • He is a blood-relation of the Elburnes, therefore of the Jocelyns.

  • Wo, therefore, to him who has slain the Corsican's brother or blood-relation!

  • Edom was the most bitter enemy of Israel, their blood-relation.

    The Prophet Ezekiel

    Arno C. Gaebelein

  • It was the Wahpeton chief who spoke, a blood-relation to Tawasuota.

    Old Indian Days

    [AKA Ohiyesa], Charles A. Eastman

  • Thank God, none of them are any blood-relation of mine, anyway.

    The Next of Kin

    Nellie L. McClung

British Dictionary definitions for blood relation

blood relation

blood relative


a person related to another by birth, as distinct from one related by marriage
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012

Medicine definitions for blood relation

blood relation


A person who is related to another by birth rather than by marriage.
The American Heritage® Stedman's Medical Dictionary Copyright © 2002, 2001, 1995 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company.