siblicide

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Etymology[edit]

From sibli(ng) +‎ -cide.

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Noun[edit]

siblicide (plural siblicides)

  1. (chiefly ornithology) The killing of a sibling.
    • 2011, Steven Pinker, The Better Angels of Our Nature, Penguin 2012, p. 39:
      Infanticide, siblicide, cannibalism, rape, and lethal combat have been documented in many kinds of animals.