- developed from a single fertilized ovum, as identical twins.
Also mon·o·zy·gous [mon-uh-zahy-guh s] /ˌmɒn əˈzaɪ gəs/.
Origin of monozygotic
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- (of twins) derived from a single fertilized ovum, and so identical
Word Origin for monozygotic
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- Derived from a single fertilized ovum or embryonic cell mass. Used especially of identical twins.
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