Consanguinity



[kon-sang-gwin-i-tee] /ˌkɒn sæŋˈgwɪn ɪ ti/

noun
1.
relationship by descent from a common ancestor; kinship (distinguished from ).
2.
close relationship or connection.
/ˌkɒnsæŋˈɡwɪnɪtɪ/
noun
1.
relationship by blood; kinship
2.
close affinity or connection
3.
(geology) (of igneous rocks) similarity of origin, as shown by common mineral and chemical compositions and often texture
n.

c.1400, from Middle French consanguinité, from Latin consanguinitatem (nominative consanguinitas), from consanguineus “consanguineous, of the same blood,” from com- “together” (see com-) + sanguineus “of blood” (see sanguine).

consanguinity con·san·guin·i·ty (kŏn’sān-gwĭn’ĭ-tē, -sāng-)
n.
Relationship by blood or by a common ancestor.

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