identical twin


: either member of a pair of twins that are produced from a single egg and who look exactly alike

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Recent Examples on the Web Asleson points to an instance where identical twins named Victoria and Felicité Allard sat for Bache. Samantha Baskind, Smithsonian Magazine, 7 Apr. 2023 Its identical twin, Jones’ House Bill 705, is poised to pass out of the Senate chamber Friday morning after receiving preliminary approval Wednesday. Hannah Gaskill, Baltimore Sun, 30 Mar. 2023 Drew and Jonathan Scott, the identical twins and popular hosts of HGTV’s Property Brothers, are debuting their new preschool series, Builder Brothers Dream Factory, on Treehouse in their native Canada on March 26. Etan Vlessing, The Hollywood Reporter, 1 Mar. 2023 As monoamniotic twins, their girls, Lynlee and Lydia, are identical or semi-identical twins who shared the same amniotic sac within their mother’s uterus. Ben Flanagan |, al, 24 Feb. 2023 Scott posted a photo of her girls days after their birth, sharing that the babies were identical twins. Lydia Price, Peoplemag, 22 Feb. 2023 The competitiveness resonates with their father, who grew up playing sports alongside his identical twin, Scott. Brad Joyal,, 20 Feb. 2023 Addie laced up skates a year after her identical twin sister, Alex, started playing on a whim in fifth grade. Sam Cohn, Baltimore Sun, 20 Feb. 2023 See More

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identical twin

: either member of a pair of twins that are produced from a single fertilized egg, usually have identical genes, and are physically similar

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