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bloodline

[ bluhd-lahyn ]
/ ˈblʌdˌlaɪn /
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noun

(usually of animals) the line of descent; pedigree; strain.

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Origin of bloodline

First recorded in 1905–10; blood + line1
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British Dictionary definitions for bloodline

bloodline
/ (ˈblʌdˌlaɪn) /

noun

all the members of a family group over generations, esp regarding characteristics common to that group; pedigree
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

Medical definitions for bloodline

bloodline
[ blŭdlīn′ ]

n.

The direct line of descent; a pedigree.
The American Heritage® Stedman's Medical Dictionary Copyright © 2002, 2001, 1995 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company.
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