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[bluhd-lahyn] /ˈblʌdˌlaɪn/
(usually of animals) the line of descent; pedigree; strain.
Origin of bloodline
1905-10; blood + line1 Unabridged
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Examples from the web for bloodline
  • Why take a full bloodline horse, when you can get a horse that is versatile.
  • Moreover, as families mingle and fracture over generations, ownership becomes diluted along with the bloodline.
  • The consequence of being in thrall to a bloodline is a weak party that lacks shared policies or common values.
  • She has been married-off,settled, has had a couple of babies and the bloodline is well established.
  • If it isn't a bloodline, perhaps it is a disposition.
  • It means reconnecting the severed bloodline of our people.
  • All bloodline attachments to the dialysis machine were disposable and discarded after each dialysis session.
  • There is no guarantee that a dog will be successful merely because it is of a particular breed or bloodline.
British Dictionary definitions for bloodline


all the members of a family group over generations, esp regarding characteristics common to that group; pedigree
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bloodline in Medicine

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

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