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bloodline

[bluhd-lahyn]
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noun
  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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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

bloodline

noun
  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

bloodline

(blŭdlīn′)
n.
  1. The direct line of descent; a pedigree.
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