superfecundation [so̵̅o̅′pər fē′kən dā′s̸hən, -fek′ən-]
Superfecundation is when multiple eggs from the same menstruation period are fertilized by different sperm.noun
An example of superfecundation is when two babies are conceived from two different sperm and two different eggs in the womb during the same cycle.YourDictionary definition and usage example. Copyright © 2013 by LoveToKnow Corp.
Webster's New World College Dictionary Copyright © 2010 by Wiley Publishing, Inc., Cleveland, Ohio.
the fertilization of two ova at separate times during the same ovulation period
super- + fecundation
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The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th edition Copyright © 2010 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
Fertilization of more than one ovum within a single menstrual cycle by separate acts of coitus, especially by different males.