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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.
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Keywords: Anti-Ro/La antibody, congenital heart block, discordant complete atrioventricular block, infants
Since Scheme 2 counts only discordant alleles it is expected that test statistics and hence, evidence for the association is stronger.
There was one discordant interpretation, for an overall concordance rate of 99.
Discordant MZ twin pairs have been used previously to investigate the potential mechanism of SCZ.
In the study, she and her associates note that the discordant results are thought to be caused by cfDNA that is "released into the maternal circulation from apoptotic malignant cells.
Linked navigation enables the researcher to instantly view the electropherograms of replicates with discordant allele calls for a contoured workflow.
An altered or mosaic maternal karyotype represents another possible cause of discordant SCAs, because the effective fraction of ChrX DNA in the maternal plasma would be dramatically different from that of typical maternal 46,XX somatic cells and thus affect the calculation of the true fraction of fetal ChrX DNA.
Sexual behavior of HIV discordant couples after HIV counseling and testing.
Researchers from the Washington University recruited four human twin pairs discordant for obesity and transferred the gut microbiota in fecal samples from each of them into the guts of germ-free mice that had been raised under sterile conditions, without any microbes of their own.
Specifically, concordant binge drinkers estimate significantly higher levels of companionship, relationship security, and willingness to help their friend than concordant non-users, discordant users, and discordant non-users.
The Paisley boy has a knack for melody that he can apply to a variety of styles, such as the quirky, discordant alt-folk of Electric Heart to Everybody's Scared's rolling country twang.