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bloodline

[′bləd‚līne]
(biology)
A line of direct ancestors, especially in a pedigree.
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Sometimes, keeping a company in the family goes beyond strict bloodlines.
The New England bloodlines, being a shorter sheep, require somewhat less feed than the larger New Zealand.
This event is open to the public and is a unique opportunity for breeders to study conformation and bloodlines.
The campaign also features the illustrious bloodlines of father-daughter athletes, Muhammad and Laila Ali and father-son actors, James and Scott Caan, all of whom have ascended to greatness in their own right.
All were of both naturally horned and polled Welsh Black cattle bloodlines.
Hart has promoted two freshmen for the playoffs, and both have impressive bloodlines.
Bloodlines, though, is a gothic exception featuring vampires caught in a desperate struggle.
He emerges as a leader for our complex times, one with interracial and international bloodlines, multicultural in his upbringing and outlook.
Kienholz and Rauschenberg course through its bloodlines.