bloodline

[ bluhd-lahyn ]
/ ˈblʌdˌlaɪn /

noun

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

Nearby words

  1. blooding,
  2. bloodless,
  3. bloodless operation,
  4. bloodlessly,
  5. bloodletting,
  6. bloodlust,
  7. bloodmobile,
  8. bloodnoun,
  9. bloodroot,
  10. bloodshed

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
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Medicine definitions for bloodline

bloodline

[ blŭdlīn′ ]

n.

The direct line of descent; a pedigree.

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