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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.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

sib

(sib),
A member of a sibship.
Synonym(s): sibling
Farlex Partner Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012

sibling

(sĭb′lĭng)
n.
One of two or more individuals having one or both parents in common; a brother or sister.
The American Heritage® Medical Dictionary Copyright © 2007, 2004 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company. All rights reserved.

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.
Segen's Medical Dictionary. © 2012 Farlex, Inc. All rights reserved.

sibling

A brother, sister or littermate
McGraw-Hill Concise Dictionary of Modern Medicine. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

sib·ling

(sib'ling)
A brother or sister.
Synonym(s): sib.
[A.S. sib, relation, + -ling, diminutive]
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012

sibling

Any member of a group of related brothers or sisters.
Collins Dictionary of Medicine © Robert M. Youngson 2004, 2005

sibling

or

sib

a brother or sister.
Collins Dictionary of Biology, 3rd ed. © W. G. Hale, V. A. Saunders, J. P. Margham 2005
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