monozygotic

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

Definition of monozygotic

: derived from a single egg monozygotic twins

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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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monozygotic

adjective
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 monozygosity (audio) \ noun, plural monozygosities

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