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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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  • Wo, therefore, to him who has slain the Corsican's brother or blood-relation!

    Wanderings in Corsica, Vol. 1 of 2 Ferdinand Gregorovius
  • He is a blood-relation of the Elburnes, therefore of the Jocelyns.

    Evan Harrington, Complete George Meredith
  • He found himself treating the dead man in a curiously detached fashion, and not as his own blood-relation.

    From the Housetops George Barr McCutcheon
  • Edom was the most bitter enemy of Israel, their blood-relation.

    The Prophet Ezekiel Arno C. Gaebelein
  • I have not looked upon any member of that family who has come to me, in any other light than as a blood-relation.

    The Bbur-nma in English Babur, Emperor of Hindustan
  • The young man was no blood-relation to him, and naturally supposed that such relations would become the heirs.

    The Parisians, Complete Edward Bulwer-Lytton
  • Thank God, none of them are any blood-relation of mine, anyway.

    The Next of Kin Nellie L. McClung
  • No blood-relation,” I replied; “but we were brought up together, like brother and sister.

  • It was the Wahpeton chief who spoke, a blood-relation to Tawasuota.

    Old Indian Days [AKA Ohiyesa], Charles A. Eastman
  • Maud has not a blood-relation in all America, unless there may happen to be some in the British army.

    Wyandotte James Fenimore Cooper
British Dictionary definitions for blood-relation

blood relation

a person related to another by birth, as distinct from one related by marriage
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blood-relation 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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