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consanguineous

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adjective con·san·guin·e·ous \ˌkän-ˌsan-ˈgwi-nē-əs, -ˌsaŋ-\

Definition of consanguineous

  1. :  of the same blood or origin; specifically :  descended from the same ancestor

consanguineously adverb


Examples of consanguineous in a sentence

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



Did You Know?

Consanguineous is part of a family of "blood" relatives that all descend from the Latin noun sanguis, meaning "blood." Some of these relatives are found on the literal branch of the family tree, as "exsanguination," a term for the draining or removal of blood. Others are on the figurative side of the family, such as "sanguine," a word that can mean "bloodred" or "ruddy" but that is more often used with the meaning "cheerful" or "optimistic." There is also "sangfroid," a French word (literally meaning "cold blood") that was borrowed into English to refer to self-control under stress. "Consanguineous" relies on the "kinship" sense of "blood," bringing together "sanguis" with the Latin prefix con-, meaning "with," to form a word used to describe two or more organisms that descend from the same ancestor.

Origin of consanguineous

Latin consanguineus, from com- + sanguin-, sanguis blood


First Known Use: 1601

Rhymes with consanguineous


Medical Dictionary

consanguineous

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adjective con·san·guin·e·ous \ˌkän-ˌsan-ˈgwin-ē-əs, -ˌsaŋ-\

Medical Definition of consanguineous

  1. :  of the same blood or origin; specifically :  relating to or involving persons (as first cousins) that are relatively closely related <consanguineous marriages>

consanguinity \-ˈgwin-ət-ē\play noun plural consanguinities



Law Dictionary

consanguineous

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adjective con·san·guin·e·ous \ˌkän-ˌsan-ˈgwi-nē-əs, -ˌsaŋ-\

Legal Definition of consanguineous

  1. :  of the same blood or origin; specifically :  descended from the same ancestor

consanguineously adverb



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