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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 consanguineous

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

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Historical Examples of consanguineous

  • The popular idea is that consanguineous marriages are bad per se.


    William J. Robinson

  • Consanguineous marriages are everywhere regarded as baneful.

    The Manbos of Mindano

    John M. Garvan

  • Tylor, Mr., on the prohibition of consanguineous marriages, ii.

  • Virchow, Prof., blindness occurring in the offspring of consanguineous marriages, ii.

  • The idea that the children from consanguineous marriages are apt to be deaf and dumb has no foundation in fact.


    William J. Robinson

Word Origin and History for consanguineous


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

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Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper

consanguineous in Medicine


  1. Exhibiting consanguinity.
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