monozygotic twin

One of a pair of twins derived from a single fertilized egg.

Glossary of Biotechnology for Food and Agriculture . 2015.

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  • twin — twin1 /twin/, n., adj., v., twinned, twinning. n. 1. either of two children or animals brought forth at a birth. 2. either of two persons or things closely related to or closely resembling each other. 3. See twin bed. 4. Also called …   Universalium

  • twin — {{Roman}}I.{{/Roman}} noun ADJECTIVE ▪ identical, monozygotic (technical) ▪ dizygotic (technical), fraternal, non identical ▪ conjoined, S …   Collocations dictionary

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

  • twin-to-twin transfusion — an abnormality of fetal circulation occurring between two monozygotic twins, in which blood is shunted directly from one twin to the other …   Medical dictionary

  • monozygotic, monozygous — SYN: unigerminal. See m. twins, under twin. [mono + G. zygotos, yoked] …   Medical dictionary

  • identical twin — noun either of two twins developed from the same fertilized ovum (having the same genetic material) • Syn: ↑monozygotic twin, ↑monozygous twin • Hypernyms: ↑twin • Hyponyms: ↑Siamese twin, ↑conjoined twin * …   Useful english dictionary

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