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Descriptor English: Twins
Descriptor Spanish: Gemelos
Descriptor Portuguese: Gêmeos
Descriptor French: Jumeaux
Entry term(s): Twin
Tree number(s): M01.438.873
RDF Unique Identifier: https://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D014427
Scope note: Two individuals derived from two FETUSES that were fertilized at or about the same time, developed in the UTERUS simultaneously, and born to the same mother. Twins are either monozygotic (TWINS, MONOZYGOTIC) or dizygotic (TWINS, DIZYGOTIC).
Annotation: human only: for animals use LITTER SIZE; PREGNANCY, TWIN is also available
Allowable Qualifiers: CL classification
ED education
GE genetics
HI history
LJ legislation & jurisprudence
PX psychology
SN statistics & numerical data
Related: Diseases in Twins MeSH
DeCS ID: 14826
Unique ID: D014427
Documents indexed in the Virtual Health Library (VHL): Click here to access the VHL documents
Date Established: 1966/01/01
Date of Entry: 1999/01/01
Revision Date: 2011/06/24
Twins - Preferred
Concept UI M0022175
Scope note Two individuals derived from two FETUSES that were fertilized at or about the same time, developed in the UTERUS simultaneously, and born to the same mother. Twins are either monozygotic (TWINS, MONOZYGOTIC) or dizygotic (TWINS, DIZYGOTIC).
Preferred term Twins
Entry term(s) Twin



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