One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
Either of a pair of twins who, as a result of developing from separate fertilized ova, are genetically distinct and not necessarily of the same sex or more similar in appearance than other siblings.‘Candy and Jeff are fraternal twins’
- ‘Nine months later she gave birth to fraternal twins.’
- ‘If a woman has already had fraternal twins, chances of her having another set is four times higher than for a woman who hasn't had twins.’
- ‘While her mother worked, Michelle ran the household with her fraternal twin, Kevin, and her older brother, Darrell.’
- ‘There are two children of the marriage, fraternal twin girls - Lilly and Edie.’
- ‘Colin, Sara's fraternal twin brother, looked exactly like Sara: blonde hair, and those mysterious violet eyes.’
- ‘He has a fraternal twin, Alan, a physicist who lives on the West Coast.’
- ‘Kaitlyn and I are fraternal twin sisters, with fraternal as the be-all and end-all of that statement.’
- ‘Ordinary siblings and fraternal twins have only 50 percent of their genes in common.’
- ‘If they are fraternal, then theirs would be the first known natural single-placenta birth of fraternal twins in medical history.’
- ‘Identical twins were more likely to have similar eating habits than fraternal twins.’
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