SECOND-DEGREE RELATIVE

Individual who is related to you by another individual, without whom you would have no relation to the other. Examples include grandparents, aunts, uncles, and cousins. The nearness of a family member with a specific genetic disorder carries consequences in evaluating the dangers for a certain individual. Compare with: first-degree relative.

SECOND-DEGREE RELATIVE: "My aunt is my only living second-degree relative."
Cite this page: N., Pam M.S., "SECOND-DEGREE RELATIVE," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 28, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/second-degree-relative/ (accessed November 15, 2019).
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