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fraternal twin

noun
1.
one of a pair of twins, not necessarily resembling each other, or of the same sex, that develop from two separately fertilized ova.
Compare identical twin.
Origin
1900-1905
1900-05
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  • For example, compare identical twin correlations on a trait with fraternal twin correlations.
  • He is a stockholder in a company known to cognoscenti in the hearing room as a fraternal twin of the intelligence establishment.
  • Twin ovulations are the first prerequisite for fraternal twin births.
  • In one of these cases, a sample of the fraternal twin's hair was present in the known pool and was correctly eliminated.
Contemporary definitions for fraternal twin
noun

nonidentical twins who developed from two separate fertilized eggs; also called dizygotic twin

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