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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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One sibling stated: "In the beginning, it was kind of sad.
While describing the accident and what had happened to her younger sister, one sibling expressed her empathy: "Me and my sister, we started crying because she had a bunch of things that I wish didn't happen to her.
Items like, "How much do you and this sibling think of each other as good friends?
Antagonism" consists of items concerned with emotions like, "How much do you and this sibling irritate each other?
Kramer (2010) argued that "the focus on conflict as a predominant attribute of sibling relationships is misplaced, when attention is often paid to conflict and sibling rivalry in sibling relations" (p.
Parents were also asked to bring the sibling who would be the subject of the study to the session to complete the sibling questionnaire.
Finances often add another con straint on the opportunities for a sibling of a child with special needs.
At age 2 years, children whose older siblings had a diagnosis of ASD had an adjusted relative risk (RR) of ASD for 1 dose of MMR vaccine (vs.
In a study examining the role that relational maintenance behaviors play in the adult sibling relationship, Myers and Goodboy (2010) hypothesized that individuals who classified their sibling relationships as intimate would report using relational maintenance behaviors at a higher rate than individuals who classified their sibling relationships as congenial, loyal, or apathetic/hostile.
The measles-mumps-rubella vaccine did not raise the risk of developing autism spectrum disorders in a large, diverse, national cohort of children, even among those who had older siblings with autism and thus were at increased risk, according to a report published online April 21 in JAMA.