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sibship

Line breaks: sib|ship
Pronunciation: /ˈsɪbʃɪp
 
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Definition of sibship in English:

noun

1chiefly Zoology A group of offspring having the same two parents.
Example sentences
  • What is the level of correlated mating within sibships and what is the level of correlated paternity among sibships?
  • Our article presents two methods for partitioning individuals into full sibships when no parental information is available and illustrates their accuracy on various real and simulated data sets.
  • All individuals were selected from sibships that had both female and hermaphrodite progeny, so all individuals carried a fertility cytoplasm that is susceptible to restoration.
2 [mass noun] Anthropology The state of belonging to a sib or the same sib.
Example sentences
  • The first is the percentage of each sibship that is female, given that women generally do a disproportionate share of maintaining kinship ties.
  • However, it considers only sibship means and does not account for biological relationships between subjects within families.
  • Family identity was maintained so that sibship was not confounded with any of the other assignments, but was not otherwise considered in statistical analyses.

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