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genetic relationship

noun, Historical Linguistics
the relationship that exists between languages that have developed from a single earlier language.
Also called genealogical relationship.
Origin of genetic relationship
1875-80 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • That closely similar structures may arise without a genetic relationship has been lately well urged by Mr. Ray Lankester.

    On the Genesis of Species St. George Mivart

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