family history

Definition of family history

  1. 1 :  past occurrences (of a medical or mental health condition) in family members or past incidences (of a type of behavior) by family members They have a family history of heart disease. a family history of violence

  2. 2 :  a record of one's ancestors He can trace his family history all the way back to the Pilgrims.

Word by Word Definitions

familyplay
  1. :  a group of individuals living under one roof and usually under one head :  household

    :  a group of persons of common ancestry :  clan

    :  a people or group of peoples regarded as deriving from a common stock :  race

  1. :  of or relating to a family (see 1family)

    :  designed or suitable for both children and adults

historyplay
  1. :  tale, story

    :  a chronological record of significant events (as affecting a nation or institution) often including an explanation of their causes

    :  a treatise presenting systematically related natural phenomena (as of geography, animals, or plants)


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