Definition of superfecundation in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˌsuːpəfɛk(ə)nˈdeɪʃ(ə)n/
Pronunciation: /ˌsjuːpəfiːk(ə)nˈdeɪʃ(ə)n/


[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.
Example sentences
  • 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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