nonfamilial

adjective
non·​fa·​mil·​ial | \ ˌnän-fə-ˈmil-yəl How to pronounce nonfamilial (audio) , -ˈmi-lē-əl \

Definition of nonfamilial

: not familial:
a : not of or relating to a family nonfamilial relationships
b medical : not tending to occur in more members of a family than expected by chance alone nonfamilial early-onset Alzheimerʼs disease

Examples of nonfamilial in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web That has a lot to do with the less rigid, more free-form nature of the nonmarital, nonfamilial friend relationship itself. Los Angeles Times, 2 Aug. 2022 Nominees for the award named in her honor have to be between the ages 9-25, must be nominated by a professional nonfamilial acquaintance and must have been doing their project for a full year. Sarah Ladd, The Courier-Journal, 2 July 2021

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First Known Use of nonfamilial

1909, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of nonfamilial was in 1909

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15 Aug 2022

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“Nonfamilial.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/nonfamilial. Accessed 19 Aug. 2022.

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nonfamilial

adjective
non·​fa·​mil·​ial | \ ˌnän-fə-ˈmil-yəl How to pronounce nonfamilial (audio) \

Medical Definition of nonfamilial

: not familial : not tending to occur in more members of a family than expected by chance alone nonfamilial colon cancer nonfamilial early-onset Alzheimer's disease

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