consanguineous

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

adjective

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

OTHER WORDS FROM consanguineous

con·san·guin·e·ous·ly, adverb
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Medical definitions for consanguineous

consanguineous
[ kŏn′săng-gwĭnē-əs ]

adj.

Exhibiting consanguinity.
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