[ kon-sang-gwin-ee-uh s ]
/ ˌkɒn sæŋˈgwɪn i əs /


having the same ancestry or descent; related by blood.

Nearby words

  1. conrad, joseph,
  2. conrail,
  3. conroe,
  4. cons.,
  5. consanguine,
  6. consanguinity,
  7. consarned,
  8. conscience,
  9. conscience clause,
  10. conscience money

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. 2019

Examples from the Web for consanguineous

Word Origin and History for consanguineous



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

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper

Medicine definitions for consanguineous


[ kŏn′săng-gwĭnē-əs ]


Exhibiting consanguinity.

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