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extended family

noun

: a family that includes not only parents and children but also other relatives (such as grandparents, aunts, or uncles)

Full Definition of EXTENDED FAMILY

:  a family that includes in one household near relatives in addition to a nuclear family

Examples of EXTENDED FAMILY

  1. <their extended family includes a grandmother and widowed aunt>

First Known Use of EXTENDED FAMILY

circa 1935

Related to EXTENDED FAMILY

extended family

noun    (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of EXTENDED FAMILY

:  a family that includes in one household near relatives in addition to a nuclear family

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