identical twins


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identical twins

[ī′dent·ə·kəl ′twinz]
(biology)
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In the ensuing commotion, a relative of the identical twins Mr Shem Abuti was shoved and roughed up while trying to stop police officers from handing over Mevis to her mother.
Identical twins were more likely to both have acne (64%) than fraternal twins (49%), which supports the results of previous studies that suggest "acne is largely attributable to genetics," the authors observed.
It is the first time extensive research on identical twins has been carried out.
It is presumed that identical twins share the same genome and have the same hereditary endowments in all circumstances.
Identical twin brothers Akylbek and Asylbek married identical twin sisters Aijan and Nurjan on Nov 16 in Bishkek, their parents said.
'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.
Scientists study identical twins because 100 per cent of their genes are the same, so if they share characteristics that are more individualised in other children, those traits are considered at least partly inherited.
Identical twins develop from a single zygote that splits into two individual cells and develops into two individuals.
'When I went for a checkup last Monday, the doctor said the identical twins didn't have heartbeats anymore,' the mayor has said.
Yufe and Stohr were identical twins. And yet they did not like each another very much, beginning with their first meeting in 1954.