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dizygotic

Pronunciation: di'zi-got'ik, di-zi'gus

Definition: Relating to twins derived from two separate zygotes, bearing the same genetic relationship as full sibs but sharing a common intrauterine environment.

[G. di-, two, + zygotos, yoked together]

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