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bloodline

[bluhd-lahyn] /ˈblʌdˌlaɪn/
noun
1.
(usually of animals) the line of descent; pedigree; strain.
Origin
1905-1910
1905-10; blood + line1
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  • 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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bloodline

/ˈblʌdˌlaɪn/
noun
1.
all the members of a family group over generations, esp regarding characteristics common to that group; pedigree
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bloodlines in Medicine

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

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