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consanguinity

[ kon-sang-gwin-i-tee ]
/ ˌkɒn sæŋˈgwɪn ɪ ti /
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noun
relationship by descent from a common ancestor; kinship (distinguished from affinity).
close relationship or connection.
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Origin of consanguinity

1350–1400; Middle English consanguinite (<Anglo-French ) <Latin consanguinitās.See consanguineous, -ity
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British Dictionary definitions for consanguinity

consanguinity
/ (ˌkɒnsæŋˈɡwɪnɪtɪ) /

noun
relationship by blood; kinship
close affinity or connection
geology (of igneous rocks) similarity of origin, as shown by common mineral and chemical compositions and often texture

Derived forms of consanguinity

consanguineous or consanguine, adjectiveconsanguineously, adverb

Word Origin for consanguinity

C14: see con-, sanguine
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Medical definitions for consanguinity

consanguinity
[ kŏn′săng-gwĭnĭ-tē ]

n.
Relationship by blood or by a common ancestor.
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