nonidentical

adjective
non·​iden·​ti·​cal | \ ˌnän-(ˌ)ī-ˈden-ti-kəl How to pronounce nonidentical (audio) , -ə-ˈden- \

Definition of nonidentical

2 : fraternal sense 2 nonidentical twins

Keep scrolling for more

Examples of nonidentical in a Sentence

the nonidentical bullet fragments were presented as evidence that more than one gun was involved
Recent Examples on the Web Not only does face blindness often run in families, but the face-recognition ability of identical twins is much more similar than that of nonidentical ones. Sarah Bate, Scientific American, "New Promise for Those Who Suffer from Face Blindness," 26 Dec. 2019 The toddlers, 18 months to 24 months old, included 250 children who were developing normally (41 pairs of identical twins, 42 pairs of nonidentical twins and 84 children unrelated to each other). Pam Belluck, New York Times, "Study of How We Look at Faces May Offer Insight Into Autism," 12 July 2017 The study design allows researchers to compare identical twins, who have the same genetic makeup, with nonidentical twins, who are more different genetically, but grow up in the same family environment at the same time. Perri Klass, M.d., New York Times, "Cranky Baby? Feeding May Not Be the Right Answer," 19 June 2017

These example sentences are selected automatically from various online news sources to reflect current usage of the word 'nonidentical.' Views expressed in the examples do not represent the opinion of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback.

See More

First Known Use of nonidentical

1890, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about nonidentical

Time Traveler for nonidentical

Time Traveler

The first known use of nonidentical was in 1890

See more words from the same year

Statistics for nonidentical

Cite this Entry

“Nonidentical.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/nonidentical. Accessed 3 Jun. 2020.

Keep scrolling for more

More Definitions for nonidentical

nonidentical

adjective
non·​iden·​ti·​cal | \ ˌnän-(ˌ)ī-ˈdent-i-kəl, ˌnän-ə-ˈdent- How to pronounce nonidentical (audio) \

Medical Definition of nonidentical

: not identical especially : fraternal

More from Merriam-Webster on nonidentical

Thesaurus: All synonyms and antonyms for nonidentical

Rhyming Dictionary: Words that rhyme with nonidentical

Comments on nonidentical

What made you want to look up nonidentical? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

See Definitions and Examples »

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

May 2020 Words of the Day Quiz

  • a blooming wisteria tree
  • Which is a synonym of exiguous?
Spell It

Can you spell these 10 commonly misspelled words?

TAKE THE QUIZ
Citation

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!