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univitelino e não univitelino

English translation: identical and fraternal

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12:37 Oct 27, 2006
Portuguese to English translations [PRO]
Medical - Medical (general) / Gynecology
Portuguese term or phrase: univitelino e não univitelino
Tenho uma aluna que está grávida de gêmeos que não são univitelinos. Como digo isso em inglês? Agradeço antecipadamente a resposta.
Pedrina -
Local time: 15:32
English translation:identical and fraternal
Explanation:
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Note added at 15 mins (2006-10-27 12:53:00 GMT)
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identical twins and fraternal twins
fraternal twins are also known as "non-identical" twins, but "fraternal" is used much more often

scientifically, you can say "monozygotic" and "dizygotic" or "biovular"

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Twins
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Victor Hart
Local time: 14:32
Grading comment
Thanks a lot. It was very helpful.
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12 mins   confidence: Answerer confidence 4/5Answerer confidence 4/5 peer agreement (net): +5
identical and fraternal


Explanation:
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Note added at 15 mins (2006-10-27 12:53:00 GMT)
--------------------------------------------------

identical twins and fraternal twins
fraternal twins are also known as "non-identical" twins, but "fraternal" is used much more often

scientifically, you can say "monozygotic" and "dizygotic" or "biovular"

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Twins

Victor Hart
Local time: 14:32
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish, Native in PortuguesePortuguese
PRO pts in category: 4
Grading comment
Thanks a lot. It was very helpful.

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  mareug
1 min

agree  Henrique Magalhaes
1 hr

agree  Paulo César Mendes MD, CT
1 hr

agree  Susy Ordaz
4 hrs

agree  María Leonor Acevedo-Miranda
8 hrs
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