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twinning

 [twin´ing]
1. the production of symmetrical structures or parts by division.
2. the simultaneous intrauterine production of two or more embryos; see twin.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

twin·ning

(twin'ing),
Production of equivalent structures by division; the tendency of divided parts to assume symmetric relations.
Farlex Partner Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012

twinning

(twĭn′ĭng)
n.
1. The bearing of twins.
2. A pairing or union of two similar or identical objects.
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twin·ning

(twin'ing)
Production of equivalent structures by division; the tendency of divided parts to assume symmetric relations.
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012

twin·ning

(twin'ing)
Production of equivalent structures by division; tendency of divided parts to assume symmetric relations.
Medical Dictionary for the Dental Professions © Farlex 2012

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Later a work plan was developed in which time lines for twinning visits were agreed to operationalize the twinning program.
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However, she asserts, physicians would detect the tiny genetic difference only in the rare instance when the mutation responsible for twinning happened to disrupt a crucial gene, leading to a disease in one twin but not in the other.