sangui-, sanguio-, sanguin-

(Latin: blood)

consanguine (adjective) (not comparable)
1. Pertaining to having the same ancestry or descent.
2. A reference to being related by blood.
consanguineous (adjective), more consanguineous, most consanguineous
A reference to having the same lineage or origin and a common ancestor as others.
consanguineous marriage (s) (noun), consanguineous marriages (pl)
Cousin to cousin marriage or marriages as practiced by some groups of people around the world.

Native Qataris, who number about 250,000 in nation of 1.6 million, are suffering serious health problems that relate directly to a privileged lifestyle paid for with the nation's oil wealth, as well as a determination to hold on to social traditions, like having young people marry their cousins.

While embracing modern conveniences, Qataris have also struggled to protect their cultural identity from the forces of globalization. For many, that has included continuing the practice of marrying within families, even when it predictably produces genetic disorders; such as, blindness and various mental disabilities.

The March of Dimes Foundation, an American charity that focuses on trying to wipe out birth defects, listed Qatar as 16th globally for the incidence of birth defects per 1,000 live birth.

According to some experts, the chief cause of the problem in Qatar is consanguineous marriages. Saudi Arabia ranked second in the world.

In populations where marriage within kin groups is common, both first cousin marriages and intra-group marriages carry an added risk of infant and child mortality.

—Compiled primarily from information presented in
Oil rich, but poor in health and slow to change
Native Qataris suffering from wealth effects and cousin-cousin marriage
by Michael Slackman; International Herald Tribune; April 21, 2010; page 4.
consanguineously (adjective), more consanguineously, most consanguineously
Characteristic to being of the same blood or origin and being descended from the same ancestor.
consanguinity (s) (noun), consanguinities (pl)
1. Relationship by descent from the same ancestor, and not by marriage or a special friendship: The four brothers consanguinities were obvious and clearly seen by others.
2. Etymology: from Latin consanguinitas, from consanguineosus; from con-, "together" + sanguineus, "of or pertaining to blood"; from sanguis, "blood".
A common blood relationship.
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desanguinate (verb), desanguinates; desanguinated; desanguinating
A process or anything which causes a massive loss of blood.
desanguination (s) (noun), desanguinations (pl)
A condition is which there is a massive loss of blood.
ensanguine (verb), ensanguines; ensanguined; ensanguining
1. To stain or cover with blood; to make bloody, or of a blood-red color; as, an ensanguined hue.
2. To cover or stain with, or as if, with blood.
exsanguination (s) (noun), exsanguinations (pl)
The extensive loss of blood resulting from a hemorrhage (bleeding).
exsanguine (adjective), more exsanguine, most exsanguine
1. Descriptive of lacking blood, or being destitute of blood, bloodless; anemic.
2. Relating to performing a surgical operation with little or no loss of blood.
exsanguinity (s) (noun), exsanguinities (pl)
Lacking blood, or the destitution of blood; as opposed to a plethora of blood (excess or superabundance).
exsanguinotransfusion (s) (noun), exsanguinotransfusions (pl)
A replacement transfusion or an exchange transfusion involving repetitive withdrawal of small amounts of blood and replacement with donor blood, until a large proportion of the blood volume has been exchanged; used primarily in newborn infants with erythroblastosis fetalis (fetal anemia) and sometimes in patients with various other blood conditions.
exsanguinous (adjective), more exsanguinous, most exsanguinous
Pertaining to being destitute of blood or an insufficiency of blood.
exsanguious (adjective), more exsanguious, most exsanguious
1. Descriptive of being destitute of blood, or lacking blood.
2. A reference to being without true, or red, blood; such as, insects.
jus sanguinis
1. The legal principle that a person's nationality at birth is the same as that of his natural parents.
2. The principle in law according to which children's citizenship is determined by the citizenship of their parents.
3. The principle that the country of nationality of a child is that of the country of nationality of the parents.

Inter-related cross references, directly or indirectly, involving "blood" word units: angi-; apheresis; -emia; hemo-; hemoglobin-; phleb-; vas-; vascul-.