dizygotic

adjective
di·​zy·​got·​ic | \ ˌdī-(ˌ)zī-ˈgä-tik How to pronounce dizygotic (audio) \
variants: or less commonly dizygous \ (ˌ)dī-​ˈzī-​gəs How to pronounce dizygotic (audio) \

Definition of dizygotic

of twins

Examples of dizygotic in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The surges in twin births occurred only in fraternal twins, or dizygotic twins, where two eggs were separately fertilized. Elizabeth Gamillo, Smithsonian Magazine, 16 Mar. 2021 The rate of fraternal (or dizygotic) twins tends to rise with the use of certain fertility assistance drugs. Brian Clark Howard, National Geographic, 2 Sep. 2016

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First Known Use of dizygotic

1916, in the meaning defined above

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“Dizygotic.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/dizygotic. Accessed 3 Aug. 2021.

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dizygotic

adjective
di·​zy·​got·​ic | \ ˌdī-zī-ˈgät-ik How to pronounce dizygotic (audio) \
variants: also dizygous \ (ˈ)dī-​ˈzī-​gəs How to pronounce dizygotic (audio) \

Medical Definition of dizygotic

of twins

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