discordant

(redirected from discordances)
Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Legal, Encyclopedia.

discordant

(dĭs-kord′ănt) [L. discordare, to be at variance, quarrel]
1. Pert. to or showing dissimilarity; disagreeing.
2. In genetics, pert. to or showing discordance.
3. In twins, differing in one or more characteristics, e.g., growth.
4. In psychology, Resulting from or producing conflict with one's self image.
References in periodicals archive ?
Due to the phenotypic similarity of the twins, which remained unchanged by the hypodontia discordance, the orthodontists requested that the Department of Clinical Genetics (Jimenez Diaz Foundation) carry out a genetic diagnostic study.
Discordance between phenotypic traits, such as dental complement, observed in a set of MZ twins can be secondary to environmental factors, which may differ between the twins.
It is therefore not surprising that some discordance is noted when tumors are analyzed by both methods.
In 6 cervical cases, there was a slight discordance in the grading of dysplasia for the low-grade category, between cervical intraepithelial neoplasia grade 1 (CIN1) and condyloma (cases 5-10); and in 2 cases, discordance concerned the high-grade lesions (CIN2 versus CIN3/carcinoma in situ; cases 3 and 4).
We believe the rate of helium diffusion from zircons, the presence of polonium radiohalos near uranium radiohalos in granite, the discordance of isochron dates among multiple conventional dating methods, and the presence of measurable concentrations of carbon-14 in coal and diamonds as explicated in our book provide strong evidence for a young earth.
Clinical pathologic discordance was common, with a major discordance rate of 39%.
Our study focused on discordances in distinguishing NSCLC from SCLC because pathologists have not been asked before to further classify the lung cancer type in cytology specimens.
Discordances are not at all unusual and the source of discordance is not always understood but these fail to invalidate the vast amount of concordance.
Concordance was defined when 2 variables existed within the same quintile, and discordance when this was not the case.
Discordances were evenly distributed between discordances for both fibrosis and inflammation.
We hypothesize that discordances between biopsy and FT-AT results can be attributable, in many cases, either to FT-AT or to biopsy.
Discordances associated with increased cTnT were more frequent than the opposite discordance (P = 0.