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consanguineous

[ kon-sang-gwin-ee-uhs ]
/ ˌkɒn sæŋˈgwɪn i əs /
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adjective
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

First recorded in 1595–1605; from Latin consanguineus “related by blood, kindred; blood relation, kinsman,” equivalent to con- + sanguin- (stem of sanguis) “blood” + -eus adjective suffix. Consanguineous first occurs in Shakespeare's Twelfth Night (1602), and Shakespeare may have introduced the word into English. See con-, -eous

OTHER WORDS FROM consanguineous

con·san·guin·e·ous·ly, adverb
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Medical definitions for consanguineous

consanguineous
[ kŏn′săng-gwĭnē-əs ]

adj.
Exhibiting consanguinity.
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