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monozygotic

[ mon-uh-zahy-got-ik ]

adjective

  1. developed from a single fertilized ovum, as identical twins.


monozygotic

/ ˌmɒnəʊzaɪˈɡɒtɪk; ˌmɒnəʊˈzaɪɡəs /

adjective

  1. (of twins) derived from a single fertilized ovum, and so identical


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Other Words From

  • mon·o·zy·gote [mon-, uh, -, zahy, -goht], noun
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Word History and Origins

Origin of monozygotic1

First recorded in 1915–20; mono- + zygotic
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Word History and Origins

Origin of monozygotic1

C20
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Example Sentences

Whether this epigenetic signature is a cause, consequence or by-product of monozygotic twinning remains unclear, van Dongen says.

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