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monozygous Line breaks: mono|zy¦gous
Pronunciation: /ˌmɒnə(ʊ)ˈzʌɪɡəs/

Definition of monozygous in English:


Another term for monozygotic.
Example sentences
  • The incidence of multiple births increases with the age of the mother but distinctly more so for dizygous rather than for monozygous twins and more so still for triplets.
  • From twin studies, the concordance rate is estimated at 57 percent for monozygous twins and 14 percent for dizygotic twins.
  • If genetic factors are important, concordance in monozygous twins, who are 100-percent genetically identical, will be greater than in dizygous twins, who are only 50-percent genetically identical.


Example sentences
  • Both fetuses were female, consistent with the monozygosity diagnosed on placental examination.
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