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sibship

 [sib´ship]
a group of individuals born of the same parents.

sib·ship

(sib'ship),
1. The reciprocal state between individuals who have the same pair of parents.
2. All progeny of one pair of parents.
[A.S. sib, relationship]

sibship

/sib·ship/ (-ship)
1. relationship by blood.
2. a group of persons all descended from a common ancestor.
3. a group of siblings.

sibship

[sib′ship]
Etymology: AS sibb, kin, scieppan, to shape
1 the state of being related by blood.
2 a group of people descended from a common ancestor who are used as a basis for genetic studies.
3 brothers and sisters considered as a group.

sibship

a group of animals born of the same parents.
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Because the risk enhancement for women with many sisters but only one with breast cancer will be less than that for women with a single sister, who has breast cancer, it is possible that sibship size could become a confounder in this cohort if relevant risk factors (e.
However, trends in the current study for both sibships and spatial autocorrelation are toward older adults of each sex having undergone more complete dispersion to greater distances than younger adults.
5The socio-demographic and biological attributes of the recruited cases including parental consanguinity sibship composition and family history of any congenital malformation are mentioned in Table-I.
In a 2007 article, we provided statistical support (based partly on a chi-square test of data assumed to conform to a binomial distribution) for the hypothesis that parental choice (family planning) seems likely to be responsible for more same-sex sibships than unlike-sex sibships in families of two.
They recruited 211 families consisting of 213 sibships, with 287 sibling pairs that included 460 siblings (87% of sibships consisted of two siblings, 19% had three siblings, and 3% had four siblings).
Granulomatous reaction to intradermal injection of lepromin (mitsuda reaction) is linked to the human NRAMP1 gene in Vietnamese leprosy sibships.
Does the Gender Composition of Sibships Affect Women's Educational Attainment?
2) In all the novels except Emma, an entanglement of three sibships constitutes the plot (in Emma the third group consists of orphans: Frank Churchill, Jane Fairfax, and Harriet Smith; the Martin siblings are also on the sidelines).
Birth order and educational attainment in full sibships.
Each experiment was initiated with larvae derived from three sibships.
The accumulated body of research shows a special fascination with functions of the size of sibships, their composition with respect to age or gender, and the position of individuals within their sibships (Ernst and Angst 1983; Heer 1985, 1986; Blake 1989).
This chance was small because sibships were generally large.