cognation

Definitions of cognation
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n (anthropology) related by blood

Synonyms:
blood kinship, consanguinity
Antonyms:
affinity
(anthropology) kinship by marriage or adoption; not a blood relationship
Type of:
family relationship, kinship, relationship
(anthropology) relatedness or connection by blood or marriage or adoption

n line of descent traced through the maternal side of the family

Synonyms:
enation, matrilineage
Type of:
unilateral descent
line of descent traced through one side of the family

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