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matrilateral cross-cousin marriage

Norman Cousins (1912—1990)

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The son or daughter of one's uncle or aunt. The children of siblings are first cousins. Children of first cousins are second cousins. Children of second cousins are third cousins, etc. The child of a first cousin is a cousin once removed of his father's or mother's first cousin. See consanguinity, inbreeding.

Subjects: Genetics and Genomics.

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