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1. A female who has the same parents with another person, or who has one of them only. In the latter case, she is more definitely called a half sister. The correlative of brother. I am the sister of one Claudio. (Shak)

2. A woman who is closely allied to, or assocciated with, another person, as in the sdame faith, society, order, or community.

3. One of the same kind, or of the same condition; generally used adjectively; as, sister fruits. Sister block See Charity, and mercy.

Origin: OE. Sister, fr. Icel. Systir; also suster, from AS. Sweostor, sweoster, swuster, akin to OFries. Sweester, suster, LG. Suster, suster, D. Zuster, OS. & OHG. Swestar, G. Schwester, Icel. Systir, Sw. Syster, Dan. Soster, Goth. Swistar, Lith. Ses, Russ. Sestra, Pol. Siostra, L. Soror, Skr. Svasr. Cf. Cousin.

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... it is. I have 5 biological full siblings (from what I have been told). I have brown hair, my oldest sister has brown hair, and both of my younger sisters have blond hair (that seems to be turning brown). I also have 2 brothers who have red hair -- very red hair. My mother is a red head, and my ...

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Re: two different color eyes

... sister or i have that, she has brown and i have blue. but im just curious if maybe it skips a generation or something like that? maybe mine or my sisters children will have two different colours? or our childrens children?

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by questions89
Mon Jan 23, 2012 10:44 pm
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Topic: two different color eyes
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1 and 2 seem OK 3) it's autosomal mainly because of the second generation. 'Females II3, II4 and II5 are...' are what? Sisters? Affected? I don't know what are you looking for.

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by JackBean
Mon Oct 17, 2011 12:17 pm
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Re: two different color eyes

... also have the same as me,& my son all so has the same i would realy like to know if there is any other mother & son or brother & sisters pls reply

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by rhona
Tue Oct 11, 2011 6:38 pm
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