Definition of monozygotic in English:


Line breaks: mono|zy¦got¦ic
Pronunciation: /ˌmɒnə(ʊ)zʌɪˈgɒtɪk


  • (Of twins) derived from a single ovum, and so identical.
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    • Because monozygotic twins presumably have identical genes, any dermatoglyphic differences between them must be due to differences in prenatal environmental experiences.
    • Two well conducted and well controlled studies show that refractive errors are much more strongly correlated in monozygotic twins than in dizygotic twins.
    • For the correlation analysis, 20 unrelated couples were formed by randomly matching one monozygotic twin with one dizygotic twin.


early 20th century: from mono- 'single' + zygote + -ic.

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