- having the same ancestry or descent; related by blood.
Origin of consanguineous
Related Words for consanguineousagnate, akin, cognate, connate, consanguine, kin, kindred, consanguineal
Examples from the Web for consanguineous
Historical Examples of consanguineous
The popular idea is that consanguineous marriages are bad per se.
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.
Word Origin and History for consanguineous
c.1600, from Latin consanguineus "of the same blood" (see consanguinity).
- Exhibiting consanguinity.