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pureblood

[pyoo r-bluhd] /ˈpyʊərˌblʌd/
noun
1.
an individual, especially an animal, whose ancestry consists of a single strain or type unmixed with any other.
adjective, Also, pureblooded, pure-blooded
2.
of or pertaining to a pureblood.
3.
purebred (def 1).
Origin
1770-1780
1770-80; pure + blood
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Examples for pureblood
  • My point is, science bloggers are no pureblood saints, either.
Word Origin and History for pureblood
adj.

1851, from pure blood (n.), attested from 1751 in reference to breeding, from pure (adj.) + blood (n.). As a noun meaning "a pure-blood animal" from 1882.

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pureblood in Medicine

pureblood (pyur'blŭd') or pure·blood·ed (-blŭd'ĭd)
adj.
Of unmixed ancestry; purebred.

The American Heritage® Stedman's Medical Dictionary
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