kissing kin

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Noun1.kissing kin - a more or less distant relative; familiar enough to be greeted with a kiss
relative, relation - a person related by blood or marriage; "police are searching for relatives of the deceased"; "he has distant relations back in New Jersey"
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Could the difference be that the amoebae in the laboratory were distant relations and those in the wild are kissing kin?