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superfecundation

 [soo″per-fe″kun-da´shun]
fertilization of two or more ova during the same ovulatory cycle, by separate coital acts.

superfecundation

/su·per·fe·cun·da·tion/ (soo″per-fe″kun-da´shun) fertilization of two or more oocytes during the same ovulatory cycle by separate coital acts.

superfecundation

(so͞o′pər-fē′kən-dā′shən, -fĕk′ən-)
n.
Fertilization of more than one ovum within a single menstrual cycle by separate acts of coitus, especially by different males.

superfecundation

[so̅o̅′pərfekəndā′shən]
Etymology: L, super + fecundare, to be fruitful
the impregnation of two or more ova released during the same ovulation by spermatozoa from successive coital acts.

superfecundation

Obstetrics Fertilization of a 2nd ovum by sperm from a different act of coitus, after a first ovum has been fertilized; SF explains the rare cases in which twins have different fathers–ouch! See Higher multiples, Twin. Cf Superfetation.

superfecundation

The fertilization of more than one ovum within a single menstrual cycle by separate acts of coitus, so that twins may be born with different fathers.

superfecundation

fertilization of two or more ova during the same ovulatory cycle, by separate coital acts.
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