Twins produced from a single zygote which later splits. The genomes are, therefore, identical.

Forensic science glossary. . 2012.

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  • monozygotic — [mä΄nə zī′gəsmä΄nō zī gät′ik] adj. of or from one fertilized egg, as identical twins: also monozygous [mä΄nə zī′gəs] …   English World dictionary

  • monozygotic — mono·zy·got·ic .män ə zī gät ik adj derived from a single egg <monozygotic twins> mono·zy·gos·i·ty gäs ət ē n, pl ties * * * mono·zy·got·ic (mon″o zi gotґik) pertaining to or derived from a single zygote, as monozygotic twins …   Medical dictionary

  • monozygotic — adjective Date: 1916 derived from a single egg < monozygotic twins > …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • monozygotic — adj. Monozygotic is used with these nouns: ↑twin …   Collocations dictionary

  • monozygotic — adjective derived from a single fertilized egg monozygotic twins • Pertains to noun: ↑zygotic …   Useful english dictionary

  • monozygotic — monozygote /mon euh zuy goht/, n. /mon euh zuy got ik/, adj. developed from a single fertilized ovum, as identical twins. Also, monozygous /mon euh zuy geuhs/. [1915 20; MONO + ZYGOTIC] * * * …   Universalium

  • monozygotic — adjective That has developed from a single fertilized ovum …   Wiktionary

  • monozygotic — adj. having a single zygote, developing from one fertilized egg (Biology) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • monozygotic — [ˌmɒnə(ʊ)zʌɪ gɒtɪk] adjective (of twins) derived from a single ovum, and so identical. Origin early 20th cent.: from mono + zygote + ic …   English new terms dictionary

  • monozygotic — mono·zygotic …   English syllables

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