Definition of consanguineous in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˌkɒnsaŋˈɡwɪnɪəs/


Relating to or denoting people descended from the same ancestor: consanguineous marriages may give rise to recessive syndromes
More example sentences
  • We use the patterns of homozygosity at multiple loci to distinguish between excess homozygosity caused by consanguineous mating and that due to undetected population subdivision.
  • It makes feasible the analysis of multilocus data observed on general pedigrees containing possibly consanguineous marriages and missing information.
  • Horizontal lines represent crosses, thick horizontal lines are consanguineous crosses, and vertical lines represent descendants from such matings.



Pronunciation: /kɒnsaŋˈɡwɪnəti/
Example sentences
  • He had astutely noticed the high rate of consanguinity among normal parents of the deaf.
  • In this situation, where consanguinity is assumed to be zero, the genealogies of genes at different loci are essentially independent.
  • Having large families, consanguinity, lack of ante-natal ultrasound diagnosis, and disinclination for termination, all result in a proliferation of abnormal children for the portfolios of visiting photographers.


Early 17th century: from Latin consanguineus 'of the same blood' (from con- 'together' + sanguis 'blood') + -ous.

Words that rhyme with consanguineous

ignominious, Phineas, sanguineous
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