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blood relation

or blood relative

one related by birth.
Origin of blood relation
1700-10 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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Examples from the Web for blood relative
Historical Examples
  • If no blood relative is available, a kinsman by marriage assumes the task.

    The Barrel Mystery William J. (William James) Flynn
  • But if you killed a blood relative of mine I would have to give you up.

  • He is, therefore, on both the paternal and maternal sides a blood relative of yours.

  • To-day I greet thee, and receive thee as a blood relative; to-morrow, if thou wish, appear as a creditor.

    Children of the Soil Henryk Sienkiewicz
  • You are neither a blood relative nor a relation by marriage of the accused, you are not in his service and he is not in yours.

British Dictionary definitions for blood relative

blood relation

a person related to another by birth, as distinct from one related by marriage
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blood relative in Medicine

blood relation n.
A person who is related to another by birth rather than by marriage.

The American Heritage® Stedman's Medical Dictionary
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