fraternal twin


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frater′nal twin′


n.
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.
[1900–05]
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Noun1.fraternal twin - either of two twins who developed from two separate fertilized eggs
twin - either of two offspring born at the same time from the same pregnancy
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Upon learning that their mother has been lying to them for years about their allegedly deceased father, two fraternal twin brothers hit the road in order to find him.
With her fraternal twin, Joyce, Pat was a guiding light in the Yngling class, which made its entrance to the Olympic Games in 2004.
In the other corner stands the Duke's fraternal twin, George Bush.
One patient who received a kidney transplant from a fraternal twin in 1959, plus radiation and a bone marrow transplant to suppress his immune response, lived for 29 more years.
Fraternal twin Segal (psychology, California State U.
Despite the genetic diversity between fraternal twins, the probability that a child would have autism or autism spectrum disorder (ASD) if his/her fraternal twin did was greater than that found in previous studies--thus suggesting that shared environment may play a greater causative role than previously suspected.
Despite the genetic diversity between fraternal twins, the probability that a child would have autism or autism spectrum disorder (ASD) if his / her fraternal twin did was greater than that found in previous studies - thus suggesting that shared environment may play a greater causative role than previously suspected.
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When one fraternal twin has the same illness, on the other hand, the other one has only a 10 percent chance of having it.
The boy who died was a fraternal twin set to turn 3 in September, the grandfather told a cameraman at the scene.
Kim Powers and his fraternal twin brother, Tim, were close as children, somewhat estranged as adolescents, and after that pretty much at loggerheads.
Sister Bernadette (Miou-Miou) encourages her to check out the real world before taking her permanent vows; so Avril, who's learned she has a fraternal twin, slips off in search of him while ostensibly locked in the chapel on a lengthy silent retreat.