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[kon-sang-gwin-ee-uh s] /ˌkɒn sæŋˈgwɪn i əs/

having the same ancestry or descent; related by blood.

c.1600, from Latin consanguineus “of the same blood” (see consanguinity).

consanguineous con·san·guin·e·ous (kŏn’sān-gwĭn’ē-əs, -sāng-)
Exhibiting consanguinity.


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