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see clanclan,
social group based on actual or alleged unilineal descent from a common ancestor. Such groups have been known in all parts of the world and include some that claim the parentage or special protection of an animal, plant, or other object (see totem).
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a term used in US ANTHROPOLOGY to refer to a body of people claiming common UNILINEAL DESCENT. The more common term is CLAN.



one of the offspring of the same parents, a brother or sister. The frequency of the appearance of a certain hereditary character (including hereditary disease) among sibs makes it possible to evaluate the type of inheritance involved and to predict the probability of the manifestation of the character in other offspring of the same mating or in animals during crossbreeding. The term “sib” is used in animal and human genetics.


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Parents will set a huge tone, and part of my work is to educate parents and service providers about sib concerns so that they can attend to them as they grow up.
The experimenter stood in a corner of the room as a precautionary measure in the event that Steve engaged in severe SIB (see procedural safeguards).
I am proud to have been an early advocate of this approach and look forward to our partnership with the SIB Technical Assistance Lab.
Casner and associates drew on a population of 8,000 students at the Texas state schools for the mentally retarded and reviewed the cases of 56 individuals treated with naltrexone for SIB.
SIB severity does vary and can be conceptualized by its topography, which commonly includes self-biting, head-to-object banging, head striking or slapping, skin picking, self-scratching, and self-cutting (Emerson, 1995).
The Essex SIB (developed by Social Finance) will fund a programme of intensive support to approximately 380 children and their families with the aim of diverting young people from entering care.
Dr Joseph said as per the current rate of its growth, SIB has every reason to believe that its business target of Rs 750 billion in the first half of 2014 could be reached much before that date.
The contractual arrangements behind the SIB are viewed as complex;
Students with a history of SIB were separated into two groups: those students who self-injured only once and those who had harmed themselves multiple times.