uterine sister
sibling sib"ling [sub + -ling.] (s[i^]b"l[i^]ng), n. a brother or a sister.

Note: Siblings have at least one parent in common. Those related only by a common mother are {uterine siblings}; those related only by a common father are {agnate siblings} or {consanguine siblings} (a legal term). A sibling having both parents in common is a {sibling-german} or a {full brother} or {full sister}. These modifying terms are more commonly used for the more specific {uterine brother}, {uterine sister}, {agnate brother}, {brother-german}, etc. [PJC]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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