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monozygotic

[ mon-uh-zahy-got-ik ]
/ ˌmɒn ə zaɪˈgɒt ɪk /
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adjective
developed from a single fertilized ovum, as identical twins.
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Also mon·o·zy·gous [mon-uh-zahy-guhs]. /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
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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.
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