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[kon-sang-gwin-ee-uh s]
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  1. having the same ancestry or descent; related by blood.
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Also con·san·guine [kon-sang-gwin] /kɒnˈsæŋ gwɪn/, con·san·guin·e·al.

Origin of consanguineous

1595–1605; < Latin consanguineus, equivalent to con- con- + sanguin- (stem of sanguis) blood + -eus -eous
Related formscon·san·guin·e·ous·ly, adverb
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Related Words for consanguine

agnate, akin, cognate, connate, consanguineous, kin, kindred, consanguineal

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Historical Examples of consanguine

  • The first is the consanguine group of first cousins and nearer.


    William Graham Sumner

  • It is evident that the punaluan family was formed out of the consanguine.

    Ancient Society

    Lewis Henry Morgan

  • Next, how did the Consanguine family change into the Punaluan?

  • Consanguine, kon-sang′gwin, adj. related by blood: of the same family or descent—also Consanguin′eous.

  • Cunow does not see in the consanguine family the most primitive of all social forms, until now discovered.

Word Origin and History for consanguine


c.1600, from French consanguin (14c.), from Latin consanguineus "of the same blood" (see consanguinity).

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c.1600, from Latin consanguineus "of the same blood" (see consanguinity).

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Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper

consanguine in Medicine


  1. Exhibiting consanguinity.
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