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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 consanguineal

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

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Historical Examples of consanguineal

  • Then he said coolly, 'Mademoiselle, you are the victim of consanguineal sorcery.'


    J. K. Huysmans

  • Do the local and descriptive names of "the clans or consanguineal bands," also descend in the female line?

  • They were also "clans or consanguineal bands," each "usually named from some town or camp it had once occupied."

  • The gens is an organized body of consanguineal kindred in the female line.

  • From about 1855 to 1880 much was written about the effect of consanguineal interbreeding.

Word Origin and History for consanguineal



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

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Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper

consanguineal in Medicine


  1. Exhibiting consanguinity.
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