Definition of Blood relative

1. Noun. One related by blood or origin; especially on sharing an ancestor with another.

Exact synonyms: Blood Relation, Cognate, Sib
Generic synonyms: Relation, Relative
Derivative terms: Cognate

Definition of Blood relative

1. Noun. A person who is related to another through a common ancestor, and not merely by marriage or adoption. ¹

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Medical Definition of Blood relative

1. A relative of a person sharing some of the sources from which genes are derived. These will include many of the genes that operate in the blood and its constituents but no special importance attaches to the blood as a vehicle of inheritance. Spouses are not ordinarily blood relatives 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. Origin: a folk metaphor of breeding (05 Mar 2000)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Blood Relative

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blood relative (current term)
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Literary usage of Blood relative

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The American Historical Register by Charles Henry Browning (1896)
"As provided in 1887, the son or nearest blood relative of any deceased officer who never himself applied for membership (though eligible thereto because of ..."

2. The American State Reports: Containing the Cases of General Value and by Abraham Clark Freeman (1901)
"JUDGES-DISQUALIFICATION — AFFINITY — HUSBAND OR WIFE OF blood relative.—When a judge Is disqualified to sit In a case because a blood relative of his wife ..."

3. Marriages of the Deaf in America: An Inquiry Concerning the Results of by Edward Allen Fay (1898)
"A deaf person, not born deaf, who has no deaf relatives, * * * will probably not increase his liability to have deaf offspring by marrying a blood relative. ..."

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