[ mon-uh-zahy-got-ik ]
/ ˌmɒn ə zaɪˈgɒt ɪk /
developed from a single fertilized ovum, as identical twins.
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Also mon·o·zy·gous [mon-uh-zahy-guh s] /ˌmɒn əˈzaɪ gəs/.
Related formsmon·o·zy·gote [mon-uh-zahy-goht] /ˌmɒn əˈzaɪ goʊt/, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for monozygotic
/ (ˌmɒnəʊzaɪˈɡɒtɪk) /
(of twins) derived from a single fertilized ovum, and so identical
Word Origin for monozygotic
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Medicine definitions for monozygotic
[ mŏn′ō-zī-gŏt′ĭk ]
Derived from a single fertilized ovum or embryonic cell mass. Used especially of identical twins.
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