sister. A female who has one parent or both parents in common with another person.

consanguine sister (kahn-sang-gwin or k[schwa]n-san-gwin).Civil law. A sister who has the same father, but a different mother.

half sister. A sister who has the same father or the same mother, but not both.

sister-german. A full sister; the daughter of both of one’s parents. See GERMAN.

stepsister. The daughter of one’s stepparent.

uterine sister (yoo-t[schwa]r-in).Civil law. A sister who has the same mother, but a different father.

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