Learned borrowing from Latin consanguineosus (with English -ous), from con- (“together”) + sanguineus (“of or pertaining to blood”), from sanguis (“blood”)
consanguineous (comparative more consanguineous, superlative most consanguineous)
- Related by birth; descended from the same parent or ancestor.
- 2002, B. Modell and A. Darr, "Science and society: genetic counselling and customary consanguineous marriage," Nature Reviews: Genetics, vol 3. no. 3 (Mar.), p. 225,
- Consanguineous marriage is customary in many societies, but leads to an increased birth prevalence of infants with severe recessive disorders.