Relating to or denoting people descended from the same ancestor: consanguineous marriages may give rise to recessive syndromes
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- 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.
early 17th century: from Latin consanguineus 'of the same blood' (from con- 'together' + sanguis 'blood') + -ous.
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- 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.
Definition of consanguineous in:
- The US English dictionary