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dizygous Line breaks: di|zy¦gous
Pronunciation: /dʌɪˈzʌɪɡəs/

Definition of dizygous in English:


Another term for dizygotic.
Example sentences
  • The incidence of multiple births increases with the age of the mother but distinctly more so for dizygous rather than for monozygous twins and more so still for triplets.
  • If genetic factors are important, concordance in monozygous twins, who are 100-percent genetically identical, will be greater than in dizygous twins, who are only 50-percent genetically identical.
  • The zygote is dizygous, meaning two different eggs were fertilized by two different sperm.
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