February 18, 2011

Word of the Day: Consanguineous

Consanguineous \kon-san(g)-GWIN-ee-us\ adjective

1. Of the same blood; related by birth; descended from the same parent or ancestor.

Origin: Consanguineous is from Latin consanguineus, from com-, con- "with, together" + sanguineus, from sanuis, sanguin-, "blood." The noun form is consanguinity, "relationship by blood, or close relation or connection".

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