Part of speech: adjective
Origin: Latin, early 17th century
Relating to or denoting people descended from the same ancestor.
Examples of Consanguineous in a sentence
"You look so similar you could be consanguineous!"
"The patients are not consanguineous; they are husband and wife."
Popularity Over Time
Consanguineous originated from the Latin word “consanguineus,” or “of the same blood,” which came about from the combination of the words “con” (together) + “sanguis” (blood).
Did you Know?
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