monozygotic

[ mon-uh-zahy-got-ik ]
/ ˌmɒn ə zaɪˈgɒt ɪk /

adjective

developed from a single fertilized ovum, as identical twins.

QUIZZES

THIS WEEK’S WORD OF THE DAY QUIZ IS POSITIVELY FELICIFIC

Do you study our Words of the Day with great assiduity? See how many you remember from March 30 to April 5!
Question 1 of 7
transliterate
Also mon·o·zy·gous [mon-uh-zahy-guh s] /ˌmɒn əˈzaɪ gəs/.

Origin of monozygotic

First recorded in 1915–20; mono- + zygotic

OTHER WORDS FROM monozygotic

mon·o·zy·gote [mon-uh-zahy-goht] /ˌmɒn əˈzaɪ goʊt/, noun
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

British Dictionary definitions for monozygotic

monozygotic

monozygous (ˌmɒnəʊˈzaɪɡəs)

/ (ˌmɒnəʊzaɪˈɡɒtɪk) /

adjective

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

Word Origin for monozygotic

C20
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012

Medical definitions for monozygotic

monozygotic
[ mŏn′ō-zī-gŏtĭk ]

adj.

Derived from a single fertilized ovum or embryonic cell mass. Used especially of identical twins.
The American Heritage® Stedman's Medical Dictionary Copyright © 2002, 2001, 1995 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company.