Definition of dizygotic in English:


Line breaks: di|zyg¦ot¦ic
Pronunciation: /ˌdʌɪzʌɪˈgɒtɪk


  • (Of twins) derived from two separate ova, and so not identical.
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    • Twin studies have shown that the incidence of asthma is significantly higher in monozygotic twins than dizygotic twins 27-29.
    • The concordance rate of obsessive-compulsive disorder is also higher for monozygotic twins than it is for dizygotic twins which suggest that there is a genetic component to this disease.
    • However, these studies may have overestimated the effect of genetics if monozygotic twins share exposure to more environmental effects than dizygotic twins do.

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