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sibling

 [sib´ling]
any of two or more offspring of the same parents; a brother or sister.
half sibling an individual who shares just one parent with the person of reference.

sib

(sib),
A member of a sibship.
Synonym(s): sibling

sibling

/sib·ling/ (sib´ling) any of two or more offspring of the same parents; a brother or sister.

sibling

(sĭb′lĭng)
n.
One of two or more individuals having one or both parents in common; a brother or sister.

sibling

[sib′ling]
Etymology: AS, sibb, kin
1 n, also called
Usage notes: (informal)
sib. One of two or more children who have both parents in common; a brother or sister. The number, age differences, sex, and birth order of siblings can greatly affect the childhood environment and relationships within a family, which also may include step-siblings and half-siblings. Sibling rivalry and jealousy are common in firstborn children, especially when there is a 2- to 4-year difference in age. In general, sibling relationships help teach the child important social patterns and moral values, such as competitiveness, loyalty, and sharing.
2 adj, pertaining to a brother or sister.

sibling

Bioinformatics
In Mouse Genome Informatics, sibling refers to terms in a hierarchical controlled vocabulary such as those containing gene ontology (GO) terms. A “sibling” of a term is one at the same level of the hierarchy sharing at least one ancestor.

Example
The GO term alcohol dehydrogenase (GO:0004022) is a sibling to the GO term aldehyde oxidase (GO:0004031); they share the ancestor term enzyme GO:0003824.

sibling

A brother, sister or littermate

sib·ling

(sib'ling)
A brother or sister.
Synonym(s): sib.
[A.S. sib, relation, + -ling, diminutive]

sibling

Any member of a group of related brothers or sisters.

sibling

or

sib

a brother or sister.

sibling

one of two or more children of the same parentage

sibling,

n one of two or more children who have both parents in common.

sibling

any of two or more offspring of the same parents; a brother or sister.

half sibling
animals with only one parent in common, i.e. the same sire or dam.
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Classification errors attenuate the differences between groups of full and half siblings and result in overestimates of shared environmental effects and underestimates of genetic influences.
In terms of pairs there were 1664 pairs of full siblings, 366 pairs of half siblings, and 752 pairs of cousins.
A next step is to express the correlations among full siblings, half siblings, and cousins as a function of these components.
The groupings one level lower represent half siblings because children within a group live in the same household and have the same mother.
Expectations for the Genetic Multilevel Model Level Unit Observed Statistics 4 Family (cousins) r' cousins 3 Mother (half siblings) r' half siblings - r' cousins 2 Father (full siblings) r' full siblings - r' half siblings 1 Child Var(P) - r' full siblings Level Contribution to Variance 4 = .
Full siblings Half siblings Cousins PIAT Total score .
Table 2 shows that the difference between the correlations for cousin and half siblings, equals .
Correlations were based on 1664 pairs of full siblings, 366 pairs of half siblings, and 752 pairs or cousins.