identical twins


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identical twins

[ī′dent·ə·kəl ′twinz]
(biology)
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We do not suspect foul play until one of the invigilators noticed the other identical twin outside the examination hall.
Identical twins often wish people could tell them apart.
Jacques Lacan's notion of the 'mirror stage' embodies a powerful intersection of psychoanalysis and film theory; when identical twins are the focal point of a cinematic narrative, the work becomes fertile ground for exploring the subconscious terrain of identity formation.
The show puts the spotlight on India's identical twins, showcasing their connection, their fondness for each other, their striking similarities and fascinating aspects of their lives together, the statement read.
When I went for a checkup last Monday, the doctor said the identical twins didn't have heartbeats anymore,' the mayor has said.
Genes had a larger impact on the immune reactions of younger identical twins.
Lindsey and Karen Davidson are 50-year-old identical twins from Northamptonshire and feature in the book.
Rice said that the 'twinning effect', a lower level of language performance for twins than single-born children, was expected to be comparable for both kinds of twins, but was greater for identical twins, which strengthened the case for the heritability of language development.
Mum, Mel is an identical twin herself and her daughters will be the fourth generation of identical twins in their family.
We discovered this through studying identical twins, who are 100% identical genetically, and non-identical twins, who share on average 50% of their genes.
M2 PHARMA-December 10, 2013-Eurofins Scientific develops test detecting genetic differences between identical twins
CHICAGO -- Identical twins Kelly McCarthy and Kristen Maurer have shared a lot in their lives, so when one was diagnosed with breast cancer, she urged the other to get tested, too.