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consanguinity

 [kon″sang-gwin´ĭ-te]
blood relationship; kinship. adj., adj consanguin´eous.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

con·san·guin·i·ty

(kon'sang-gwin'i-tē),
Kinship because of common ancestry.
See also: relationship.
[L. consanguinitas, blood relationship]
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consanguinity

(kŏn′săn-gwĭn′ĭ-tē, -săng-)
n. pl. consanguini·ties
1. Relationship by blood or by a common ancestor.
2. A close affinity or connection.
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consanguinity

The state of belonging to an identical kinship or blood line.

Consanguinity and genetic defects 
Amish—Dwarfism, mental retardation and metabolic disorders seen in 1:250-500 births.

Armenians—Familial Mediterranean fever.
 
Ashkenazi Jews—Abetalipoproteinemia, Bloom syndrome, familial dysautonomia, factor XI deficiency, adult Gaucher’s disease, iminoglycinuria, Meckel syndrome, Niemann-Pick disease, pentosuria, spongy degeneration of brain, stub thumbs, Tay-Sachs disease, torsion dystonia (dystonia musculorum deformans).
 
Blacks—Haemoglobinopathies (HbS), sickle cell anemia, HbC, persistent HbF, alpha-thalassaemia, beta-thalassaemia, G6PD deficiency, adult lactase deficiency.

Canadians: French Quebec—Agenesis of corpus callosum, Morquio syndrome, tyrosinaemia; Nova Scotia—Niemann-Pick disease, type D.
 
Chinese—Beta-thalassaemia, G6PD deficiency, adult lactase deficiency.
 
Costa Rica—Malignant osteoporosis.
 
Eskimos (Inuit and Yupik people)—Adrenal hyperplasia, Kuskokwim disease, methaemoglobinamia, pseudocholinesterase deficiency.
 
Finns—Congenital nephrosis.
 
Irish/English—Neural tube defects.
 
Japanese—Acatalasia, dyschromatosis universalis hereditaria, Oguchi’s disease.
 
Lebanese—Dyggve-Melchior-Clausen syndrome, juvenile Tay-Sachs disease.
 
Mediterranean: Greek, Italian, Sephardic Jews—beta-thalassaemia, Mediterranean-type G6PD deficiency, familial Mediterranean fever, type-III glycogen storage disease
 
Norwegians—Cholestasis-lymphoedema.
 
South Africans—Variegate porphyria.
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con·san·guin·i·ty

(kon'sang-gwin'i-tē)
Kinship because of common ancestry.
Synonym(s): blood relationship.
[L. consanguinitas, blood relationship]
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012

consanguinity

Blood relationship. The term does not imply any particular degree of closeness and ranges from identical twin to remote cousin.
Collins Dictionary of Medicine © Robert M. Youngson 2004, 2005

con·san·guin·i·ty

(kon'sang-gwin'i-tē)
Kinship because of common ancestry.
[L. consanguinitas, blood relationship]
Medical Dictionary for the Dental Professions © Farlex 2012