or blood relative
- one related by birth.
Origin of blood relation
First recorded in 1700–10
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018
Examples from the Web for blood relation
He is a blood-relation of the Elburnes, therefore of the Jocelyns.Evan Harrington, Complete
Wo, therefore, to him who has slain the Corsican's brother or blood-relation!Wanderings in Corsica, Vol. 1 of 2
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
- 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
- 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.