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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.

twin·ning

(twin'ing),
Production of equivalent structures by division; the tendency of divided parts to assume symmetric relations.

twinning

/twin·ning/ (twin´ing)
1. the production of symmetrical structures or parts by division.
2. the simultaneous intrauterine production of two or more embryos.

twinning

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

twinning

Etymology: AS, twinn
1 the development of two or more fetuses during the same pregnancy, either spontaneously or through external intervention for experimental purposes in animals.
2 the duplication of like structures or parts by division.

twin·ning

(twin'ing)
Production of equivalent structures by division; the tendency of divided parts to assume symmetric relations.

twin·ning

(twin'ing)
Production of equivalent structures by division; tendency of divided parts to assume symmetric relations.

twinning

1. the production of symmetrical structures or parts by division.
2. the simultaneous intrauterine production of two or more embryos. Twinning is a desirable feature in animals that depend for their profitability on the production of young, e.g. lambs of the meat-producing breeds, and selection for the characteristic is a standard husbandry strategy. In animals that are essentially uniparous, e.g. mares, twins represent a danger to the foals and to the mare. Twins in which one is a female and one a male have the added risk of the female being a freemartin.

Patient discussion about twinning

Q. anything a mother should know about the last period of twin pregnancy? she is in her 7th month and starting to be real heavy... her legs hurt like crazy. anything to help her with?

A. thanks for all the information! I hope everything will go on well...

Q. Is there a bigger risk of autism for the newborn in twin pregnancy?

A. thanks Dominicus!
you're great...

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