Definition of non-identical in English:

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1Not similar in every detail; not exactly alike: closely related but non-identical proteins overlapping but non-identical sets
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  • White fonts on a black background correspond to non-identical amino acids.
  • We collected data on three overlapping non-identical samples of patients.
  • Surely there must be more than 500 appearances of the term that Google considers non-identical.
1.1(Of twins) developed from separate ova and therefore genetically distinct and not necessarily of the same sex or more similar than other siblings.
Example sentences
  • Also, aging increases only the rate of non-identical twin births.
  • The incidence of fraternal, or non-identical twins, the inherited variety, varies from country to country.
  • Born in 1974 with his non-identical twin, Adonis, Alexis grew up in the town of Artemisa, some 60 km from Havana.

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