fraternal twin


: either member of a pair of twins that are produced from different eggs and may not have the same sex or appearance

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Recent Examples on the Web The boys were born six weeks premature, and Max remained hospitalized due to difficulty gaining weight and joined his fraternal twin brother at home in April 2009. Lynsey Eidell, Peoplemag, 22 Jan. 2024 Hunter Johansson Scarlett and her fraternal twin brother, Hunter, have shared a tight bond since childhood. Lynsey Eidell, Peoplemag, 14 Dec. 2023 On Tuesday’s episode of Today with Hoda & Jenna, Barbara joined her fraternal twin sister as a guest of the show. Angel Saunders, Peoplemag, 8 Nov. 2023 Hatcher, 32, is now 34 weeks pregnant and expecting healthy fraternal twin girls next month. Kyle Melnick, Washington Post, 14 Nov. 2023 Louis and Gus Lopes Laura and Harry's fraternal twin boys, Louis and Gus Lopes, were born on Dec. 30, 2009. Kelsie Gibson, Peoplemag, 4 Apr. 2023 Set alongside the aquamarine waters of the Persian Gulf, these fraternal twin hotels are each luxurious in their own ways. Lilit Marcus, CNN, 23 Mar. 2023 Naomi and Lisa-Kaindé Diaz, the fraternal twin sisters who have made three albums as Ibeyi, are the children of two musicians. Mark Jenkins, Washington Post, 22 Mar. 2023 See More

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fraternal twin

: either of a pair of twins that are produced from different fertilized eggs and may not have the same sex, appearance, or disposition
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