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

Definition of monozygotic in English:


(Of twins) derived from a single ovum, and so identical.
Example sentences
  • 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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