consanguineous

[kon-sang-gwin-ee-uh s]

adjective

having the same ancestry or descent; related by blood.

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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Word Origin and History for consanguineous
adj.

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

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Medicine definitions for consanguineous

consanguineous

[kŏn′săng-gwĭnē-əs]

adj.

Exhibiting consanguinity.
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