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  1. (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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Related Words for bloodline

lineage, parentage, pedigree, genealogy, origin, descent, family, strain, extraction, blood, birth, heritage, stock

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Contemporary Examples of bloodline

Historical Examples of bloodline

  • Macedonia was a vital (also corrupt and lucrative) bloodline, connecting Greece to Serbia (through the Vardar river).

    After the Rain

    Sam Vaknin

British Dictionary definitions for bloodline


  1. all the members of a family group over generations, esp regarding characteristics common to that group; pedigree
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bloodline in Medicine


  1. The direct line of descent; a pedigree.
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