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 dizygous (audio) \

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Recent Examples on the Web The rate of fraternal (or dizygotic) twins tends to rise with the use of certain fertility assistance drugs. Brian Clark Howard, National Geographic, "First Ever Confirmed Case of Puppy Identical Twins," 2 Sep. 2016

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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 7 Aug. 2020.

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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 dizygous (audio) \

Medical Definition of dizygotic

of twins

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