dizygotic

dizygotic

[dahy-zahy-got-ik]
adjective
developed from two fertilized ova, as fraternal twins.
Also, dizygous [dahy-zahy-guhs] .


Origin:
1925–30; di-1 + zygotic

dizygosity [dih-zahy-gos-i-tee] , noun
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dizygotic di·zy·got·ic (dī'zī-gŏt'ĭk) or di·zy·gous (dī-zī'gəs)
adj.
Derived from two separately fertilized eggs. Used especially of fraternal twins.

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dizygotic (dī'zī-gŏt'ĭk) or dizygous   (dī'zī-gŏt'ĭk)  Pronunciation Key 
Derived from two separately fertilized eggs. Used especially of fraternal twins.
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