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monozygotic twins

 

Definition: twins resulting from one zygote that at an early stage of development separated into independently growing cell aggregations giving rise to two individuals of the same sex and identical genetic constitution.

Synonym(s): enzygotic twins, identical twins, monochorial twins, monovular twins, uniovular twins

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