mono·​zy·​got·​ic | \ ˌmä-nə-zī-ˈgä-tik How to pronounce monozygotic (audio) \

Definition of monozygotic

: derived from a single egg monozygotic twins

Examples of monozygotic in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Birth rates of identical twins, or monozygotic twins, where one egg is fertilized but splits into two eggs, remained the same at four identical births per 1,000 births, Live Science reports. Elizabeth Gamillo, Smithsonian Magazine, "Twin Birth Rates Have Soared Globally in the Last Three Decades," 16 Mar. 2021 Grown from the same, single fertilized egg, monozygotic twins have nearly identical genomes. Nadia Drake, WIRED, "DNA Test That Distinguishes Identical Twins May Be Used in Court for First Time," 4 Dec. 2014

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First Known Use of monozygotic

1916, in the meaning defined above

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25 Mar 2021

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“Monozygotic.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 11 May. 2021.

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mono·​zy·​got·​ic | \ ˌmän-ə-zī-ˈgät-ik How to pronounce monozygotic (audio) \

Medical Definition of monozygotic

: derived from a single egg monozygotic twins

Other Words from monozygotic

monozygosity \ -​ˈgäs-​ət-​ē How to pronounce monozygotic (audio) \ noun, plural monozygosities

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