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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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Social interactive strategies, such as teaching siblings how to use positive behavior interventions and supports for preventing or dealing with challenging behaviors, and engaging in developmentally appropriate play are warranted, particularly for male siblings.
Contrary to the hypothesis, participants who had a male sibling were no more likely to be tomboys in childhood than participants without male siblings.
6 In our patient, death of two male siblings with repeated infections, absent nitroblue dye reduction by neutrophils of the patient along with the characteristic narrow unimodal peak of stimulated neutrophils projecting same fluorescent intensity as that of unstimulated peakI was highly suggestive of his X-linked (XL) mode of inheritance.
Under the ancient rules of male primogeniture, first born royal daughters in direct line to the throne were leapfrogged by their younger male siblings.
Older brother Tomass was to make it a historic weekend for both Latvia and the Dukurs family, improving from seventh to fourth on his second run to ensure he remained third in the overall World Cup standings and to make him and his brother the first ever male siblings to both stand on the podium at the end of the FIBT Skeleton World Cup season.
The oldest of six children, he wanted to serve his country and set an example for his male siblings.
They would produce an heir to the throne - with a baby boy destined to be king and a baby girl - if there were no other male siblings - set to become queen.
Although I come from a poor rural family background, my parents have worked tirelessly and made enormous sacrifices to ensure that I received as good a formal education as my male siblings.
Routine screening of unaffected/possibly pre-symptomatic male siblings is not recommended.
Causes included domestic abuse, favoritism expressed by parents toward male siblings, forced marriage and preventing marriage, according to the head of the committee Samira Mashhor in a recent interview in Al-Watan daily.
In other cases the male siblings are close and a smooth transition to the second generation of ownership is seen.
Women have fewer opportunities than men to live free from fear; fear from harassment from male siblings, fathers, uncles, even male cousins, if they follow their own will in choosing life partners.