second degree relative

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When referring to a specific individual in a pedigree (q.v.), any individual who is two meioses away from that individual (a grandparent, a grandchild, an uncle, an aunt, a niece, a nephew, or a half-sibling). Any relative with whom one quarter of one's genes are shared. Contrast with first-degree relative.

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