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Synonyms for twin

Synonyms for twin

one of a matched pair of things

consisting of two identical or similar related things, parts, or elements

to make or become twice as great

Words related to twin

either of two offspring born at the same time from the same pregnancy

(astrology) a person who is born while the sun is in Gemini

a waterfall in the Snake River in southern Idaho

a duplicate copy

duplicate or match

bring two objects, ideas, or people together

grow as twins

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give birth to twins

being two identical

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Huntington disease: A case study describing the complexities and nuances of predictive testing of monozygotic twins.
Monozygotic twins discordant for Huntington disease after 7 years.
Thus, the hypothesis suggesting that most female monozygotic twins are likely to be discordant in the differential expression of their X-linked genes remains logical and experimentally supported [Singh et al.
64) Nichols conducted a metaanalysis of the twin literature, and averaged all of the correlations; he found that the DT scores of monozygotic twins were correlated at .
As shown with our twin pair, monozygotic twins of patients who present with cardiac disease have a high likelihood of developing similar conditions.
The anti-hypertensive and cholesterol-lowering actions of the Olive leaf extract (EFLA [R]943) were previously demonstrated in a clinical study carried out in 20 monozygotic adult twin pairs with mild hypertension (systolic BP of 120-160 mm Hg and diastolic BP of 80-95 mm Hg) in Germany (Perrinjaquet-Moccetti et al.
There is a strong genetic tendency, 75 per cent of monozygotic twins are concordant for the disease, compared to 10 per cent of dizygotic twins; 10 per cent of first degree family relatives of an index patient have celiac disease8.
1-3) Suggestions of a genetic association include studies that have revealed that the concordance of clubfoot is about 33% for monozygotic twins versus only 3% for dizygotic twins.
4,11) Most recently, the genetic versus environmental contributions in MS were highlighted in a landmark Nature publication that evaluated the genomic epigenomic, and RNA sequences in purified CD4+ T-cells of monozygotic twins discordant for MS.
In particular, they found that monozygotic (MZ), or identical twins, showed more problems than their dyzygotic (DZ), or fraternal twin, peers, and the problems experienced by the MZ twins continued over the course of the study.
The risk of disease in siblings of RA patients compared with that of the general population (Xs) is estimated as 2-17 and the concordance rates for monozygotic twins versus dizygotic twins range between 15% and 3.
By studying both monozygotic (MZ) and dizygotic (DZ) twin pairs, we were able to control for childhood environment and partially for genetic liability as MZ co-twins share all and DZ co-twins on average half of their segregating genes.
This child was a monozygotic twin born to healthy nonconsanguineous parents, and his growth and development were within normal limits.