dizygotic

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EtymologyEdit

di- +‎ zygotic

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dizygotic (not comparable)

  1. (biology) Derived from two eggs that have been separately fertilized; dizygous.
    • 1976, Kurt Vonnegut, Slapstick, Delacorte Press, Chapter 2, p. 27,
      I was not alone, moreover. I had a dizygotic twin, a female.

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Used especially of non-identical twins.

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