Definition of superfecundation in English:


Line breaks: super|fec¦und|ation
Pronunciation: /ˌsjuːpəfɛk(ə)nˈdeɪʃ(ə)n
, -fiːk-, ˌsjuː-/


[mass noun] Medicine & Zoology
  • Fertilization of a second ovum during the same oestrus cycle as a result of a second mating, leading to fetuses of the same age but different parentage.
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    • Traditionally, cases of superfecundation have been discovered by the starkly different appearances of twins.
    • The scientific term describing fraternal twins by different fathers is heteropaternal superfecundation.
    • Obviously, the twins resulting from superfecundation are dizygotic.

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