bloodline

[bluhd-lahyn]
noun
(usually of animals) the line of descent; pedigree; strain.

Origin:
1905–10; blood + line1

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bloodline (ˈblʌdˌlaɪn)
 
n
all the members of a family group over generations, esp regarding characteristics common to that group; pedigree

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bloodline blood·line (blŭd'līn')
n.
The direct line of descent; a pedigree.

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Example sentences for Bloodlines
Some bloodlines of humans are known for having unusual physical traits.
Bloodlines are often considered, as some bloodlines are known to cross well with others.
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