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dizygotic

 [di″zi-got´ik] ()
pertaining to or derived from two separate zygotes (fertilized ova); said of twins. See also monozygotic.

di·zy·got·ic

, dizygous (dī'zī-got'ik, dī-zī'gŭs),
Relating to twins derived from two separate zygotes, that is, bearing the same genetic relationship as full sibs but sharing a common intrauterine environment.
[G. di-, two, + zygotos, yoked together]

dizygotic

/di·zy·got·ic/ (di″zi-got´ik) pertaining to or derived from two separate zygotes.

dizygotic

(dī′zī-gŏt′ĭk) or

dizygous

(dī-zī′gəs)
adj.
Derived from two separately fertilized eggs. Used especially of fraternal twins.

dizygotic

[dī′zīgot′ik]
Etymology: Gk, di, twice, zygotos, yolked together
pertaining to twins from two fertilized ova. Compare monozygotic. See also twinning.

di·zy·got·ic

, dizygous (dī-zī-got'ik, dī-zī'gŭs)
Relating to twins derived from two zygotes but sharing a common intrauterine environment.
[G. di-, two, + zygotos, yoked together]

dizygotic

Derived from two separately fertilized eggs (ova). The term is used especially to refer to non-identical twins. Distinguished from monozygotic twins, who are derived from a single fertilized ovum and are identical.

dizygotic

fraternal twins, formed by simultaneous fertilization of two separate eggs

dizygotic, dizygous

pertaining to or derived from two separate zygotes (fertilized ova); said of twins.
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Mothers share the same number of genes with their children as dizygotic twins share with each other; yet the proportion of dizygotic twins who have IBS and a mother with IBS is significantly greater that the proportion of dizygotic twins with IBS who have a cotwin with IBS.
The adjusted within-pair correlations by zygosity for GGT, ALT, and AST are shown in Data Supplement Table DS2, with the higher correlations in monozygotic than in dizygotic pairs suggesting significant genetic effects.
Unequal rate of monozygotic and like-sex dizygotic twin birth: evidence from the Minnesota twin family study.
A female dizygotic twin with a twin brother, compared with a female dizygotic twin with a twin sister, has fewer spontaneous otoacoustic emissions (clicking sounds generated by the ear) (McFadden 1993) and less craniofacial symmetry (Boklage 1985), and exhibits more risk-taking behavior (Resnick et al.
Bremner and fellow researchers are working on a study of dizygotic twins who are combat veterans.
In humans, two types of twinning occur: monozygotic (MZ) twins share all genetic material; whereas dizygotic (DZ) twins, like ordinary siblings, share, on average, 50% of their genes.
Monozygotic siblings were much more likely than dizygotic siblings to share a pattern of recurrent MEE (three or more episodes).
The condition is seen in 100-150 times more frequently in monozygotic than dizygotic twin or singeltons and males are three times more affected than females (2).
Douglas Bremner reported data on 26 pairs of dizygotic twin brothers.
Of these, 346 were monozygotic and 318 were dizygotic twins.
We estimated the influence of genetic factors on these markers in a cohort of 61 monozygotic and 103 dizygotic twin pairs (mean age = 68 years, range = 49-86).
In a study of 970 middle-aged female monozygotic and dizygotic twins, Dr.