blood relative

blood relative
A popular term describing a relative of a person sharing a common ancestor. No special importance attaches to the blood as a vehicle of inheritance. Spouses are not ordinarily blood relative s and when they are, the marriage is consanguineous and carries a higher risk than average of progeny homozygous by descent from ancestors in common. Such marriages are discouraged and within certain degrees of kindred may be illegal.

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  • blood relative — blood rel·a·tive n: a relative by common descent compare affine Merriam Webster’s Dictionary of Law. Merriam Webster. 1996. blood relative …   Law dictionary

  • blood relative — noun one related by blood or origin; especially on sharing an ancestor with another (Freq. 1) • Syn: ↑blood relation, ↑cognate, ↑sib • Derivationally related forms: ↑cognate (for: ↑cognate) …   Useful english dictionary

  • blood relative — blood relation, person related by birth …   English contemporary dictionary

  • blood relative — Synonyms and related words: agnate, ancestry, blood, blood relation, clansman, cognate, collateral, collateral relative, connections, consanguinean, distaff side, distant relation, enate, family, flesh, flesh and blood, folks, german, kin,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • blood relative — noun A person who is related to another through a common ancestor, and not merely by marriage or adoption. See Also: blood relation …   Wiktionary

  • blood relative — see blood relation …   English dictionary

  • blood-relative — …   Useful english dictionary

  • blood relation — blood relations also blood relative N COUNT A blood relation or blood relative is someone who is related to you by birth rather than by marriage …   English dictionary

  • Blood (disambiguation) — Blood is a red biological fluid comprising plasma, cells and platelets.Blood(s) may also refer to:Biology*Blood type, a classification of blood based on red blood cell surface antigens * Blood (journal), a medical hematology journal *Blood… …   Wikipedia

  • blood relation — blood re.lation also blood .relative n someone related to you by birth rather than by marriage …   Dictionary of contemporary English

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