Adjective(1) of or relating to a fraternity or society of usually men(2) (of twins(3) like or characteristic of or befitting a brother
(1) The remaining two-thirds of twins are fraternal , resulting from two different eggs fertilized by two different sperm.(2) You cannot shield yourselves too much against the jealousies and heartburnings which spring from these misrepresentations; they tend to render alien to each other those who ought to be bound together by fraternal affection.(3) But then Barkulkul deviates from fraternal expectations-he kills his brother, plants him like a long yam and covers his corpse with a bunch of bananas.(4) The disease occurs in 30% of identical twins but in only 5% of fraternal twins.(5) The fraternal twins had just turned two a week ago.(6) The fraternal duo have established themselves as one of Britain's most original electronic acts, gaining a reputation for excellent live shows and ambitious recordings.(7) But some research suggests that parents, teachers, peers and others may treat identical twins more similarly than fraternal twins.(8) It may be wiser to form into fraternal organizations, professional societies, and institutes of study than to continue with formal certification models.(9) One particularly good test system with which to quantify disease heritability is a twin study, in which disease frequency is compared between cohorts of identical twins and fraternal twins.(10) No, it does not achieve the sensation of the friend's living embrace or the shock of a fraternal admonition.(11) However, there is greater similarity of intelligence between identical twins than between fraternal twins, suggesting a role for genetics!(12) Monogamy is the norm, although some Tibetan-speaking peoples practice fraternal polyandry (two brothers may marry the same woman).(13) This fraternal tension stresses Philippe, especially now that their mother has died, because AndrÔö£┬« is the only family he has left.(14) This early form of communalism has been translated into today's world by the plethora of Polish American fraternal organizations.(15) Multiple studies have shown the risk for developing either anorexia or bulimia is significantly greater in identical twins than in fraternal twins and these genetic effects emerge only after puberty.(16) Their quirky relationship oscillates between paternal and fraternal , part father-son, part Wright brothers.
(1) fraternal twins :: 兄弟の双子
2. brotherly ::
Different Formsfraternal, fraternally
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