consanguineous


con·san·guin·e·ous

adjective \ˌkän-ˌsan-ˈgwi-nē-əs, -ˌsaŋ-\

Definition of CONSANGUINEOUS

:  of the same blood or origin; specifically :  descended from the same ancestor
con·san·guin·e·ous·ly adverb

Examples of CONSANGUINEOUS

  1. <felt just as close to his adopted brother as he did to his two consanguineous siblings>

Origin of CONSANGUINEOUS

Latin consanguineus, from com- + sanguin-, sanguis blood
First Known Use: 1601

Related to CONSANGUINEOUS

Synonyms
biological (also biologic), birth, natural
Antonyms
adopted, adoptive, nonbiological

Rhymes with CONSANGUINEOUS

con·san·guin·e·ous

adjective \ˌkän-ˌsan-ˈgwin-ē-əs, -ˌsaŋ-\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of CONSANGUINEOUS

: of the same blood or origin; specifically : relating to or involving persons (as first cousins) that are relatively closely related <consanguineous marriages>
con·san·guin·i·ty \-ˈgwin-ət-ē\ noun, plural con·san·guin·i·ties

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