[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 consanguineous

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

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Word Origin and History for consanguineous

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

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper

consanguineous in Medicine


  1. Exhibiting consanguinity.
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