[kon-sang-gwin-ee-uh s]
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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 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

Related Words for consanguine

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

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Word Origin and History for consanguine

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



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

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper

consanguine in Medicine


  1. Exhibiting consanguinity.
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