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kinship

 [kin´ship]
a group of individuals of varying degrees of descent from a common ancestor.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

kin·ship

(kin'ship),
The state of being genetically related.
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kinship

Vox populi Relationship by marriage or, specifically, a blood ties
McGraw-Hill Concise Dictionary of Modern Medicine. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

kin·ship

(kin'ship)
The state of being genetically related.
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012

kinship

the possession of a common ancestor in the recent past.
Collins Dictionary of Biology, 3rd ed. © W. G. Hale, V. A. Saunders, J. P. Margham 2005
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