dizygotic

adjective

di·​zy·​got·​ic ˌdī-(ˌ)zī-ˈgä-tik How to pronounce dizygotic (audio)
variants or less commonly dizygous
of twins

Example Sentences

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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Word History

First Known Use

1916, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of dizygotic was in 1916

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Cite this Entry

“Dizygotic.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/dizygotic. Accessed 5 Dec. 2022.

Medical Definition

dizygotic

adjective

di·​zy·​got·​ic ˌdī-zī-ˈgät-ik How to pronounce dizygotic (audio)
variants also dizygous
of twins
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