Monozygous twin

Identical twins that originate from a single fertilized egg (a zygote).

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  • conjoined twin — noun one of a pair of identical twins born with their bodies joined at some point • Syn: ↑Siamese twin • Hypernyms: ↑identical twin, ↑monozygotic twin, ↑monozygous twin * * * noun, pl ⋯ twins [count] : either one of a pair of twins who are born… …   Useful english dictionary

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  • monozygotic twin — noun either of two twins developed from the same fertilized ovum (having the same genetic material) • Syn: ↑identical twin, ↑monozygous twin • Hypernyms: ↑twin • Hyponyms: ↑Siamese twin, ↑conjoined twin …   Useful english dictionary

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