dizygotic

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

di- +‎ zygotic

Adjective[edit]

dizygotic ‎(comparative more dizygotic, superlative most dizygotic)

  1. (biology) Derived from two eggs that have been separately fertilized; dizygous.
    • 1976, Kurt Vonnegut, Slapstick, Delacorte Press, Chapter 2, p. 27,
      I was not alone, moreover. I had a dizygotic twin, a female.

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Usage notes[edit]

Used especially of non-identical twins.