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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

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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