Complete Definition of "consanguineous"

English
Etymology
Learned borrowing from L. consanguineosus (with English -ous), from cum#Latin|cum meaning "together" + sanguineus#Latin|sanguineus meaning "of or pertaining to blood", derived from sanguis#Latin|sanguis meaning "blood"

Pronunciation
IPA|/kÉnsæÅËgwɪniÉs/
SAMPA|/kAnseIN"[email protected]/
Adjective
consanguineous
#Related by birth; descended from the same parent or ancestor.
#:Consanguineous marriage is customary in many societies, but leads to an increased birth prevalence of infants with severe recessive disorders.1

Translations

French: consanguin
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German: blutsverwandt

Related terms
consanguinity

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