consanguineous

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Learned borrowing from Latin consanguineosus (with English -ous), from com- (together) + sanguineus (of or pertaining to blood), from sanguis (blood)

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  • IPA(key): /kɑnsæŋˈɡwɪniəs/

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consanguineous (comparative more consanguineous, superlative most consanguineous)

  1. 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.

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