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consanguineous

[kon-sang-gwin-ee-uh s]
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adjective
  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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Examples from the Web for consanguineal

Historical Examples

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

    L-bas

    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

consanguineous

adj.

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

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Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper

consanguineal in Medicine

consanguineous

(kŏn′săng-gwĭnē-əs)
adj.
  1. Exhibiting consanguinity.
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