dizygotic


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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.

dizygotic

(ˌdaɪzaɪˈɡɒtɪk)
adj
(of twins) developed from two separately fertilized eggs

di•zy•got•ic

(ˌdaɪ zaɪˈgɒt ɪk)

also di•zy•gous

(daɪˈzaɪ gəs)

adj.
developed from two fertilized ova, as fraternal twins.
[1925–30]
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Adj.1.dizygotic - derived from two separately fertilized eggs; "dizygotic twins"
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Apart from reduced likelihood of conception both naturally and through IVF, they will have higher incidence of aneuploidy, miscarriage and dizygotic twining (17, 18).
We have also assessed the contributions of physiological or demographic characteristics to variation, estimated correlations between concentrations of these elements, and performed linkage analysis using data from dizygotic (DZ) twin pairs.
Morphological features such as the Carabelli's trait were found to have higher concordance in MZ twins than in dizygotic twins [Biggerstaff, 1973; Boraas et al.
Each twin in a dizygotic gestation carries an independent risk, so the composite risk for the pregnancy is a summation of the independent risk for each fetus.
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Estimation of the limits of heritability of traits by comparison of monozygotic and dizygotic twins.
In spite of the demands of applied psychology, his basic theoretical concepts were taking shape at this time and his interest in the analysis of action found expression in studies of "purposeless movements" and of the motor learning of mono- and dizygotic twins (Schiller & Molnar, 1939; Schiller & Steif, 1939).
Forty-two cases of Parkinson's disease were found among 41 twin pairs -- which included 18 monozygotic pairs, 14 dizygotic pairs, and nine of undetermined zygosity -- meaning that in only one instance did the disease occur in each of two twins.
The genetics of psoriasis are complex and the disease is highly heritable as evidenced by an increased rate of concordance in monozygotic twins over dizygotic twins (35%-72% vs.
Genetic influences account for about 50% of the variance in significant fearfulness as evidenced by parent-child patterns, and the fact that monozygotic twins are more highly concordant in fearfulness than dizygotic.
Comments on Schwaibold's Sirenomelia and anencephaly in one of dizygotic twins.