Meaning of monozygotic in English:


Pronunciation /ˌmɒnə(ʊ)zʌɪˈɡɒtɪk/


(also monozygous)
  • (of twins) derived from a single ovum, and so identical.

    ‘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.’
    • ‘When prenatal environment is similar for monozygotic twins they will possess nearly identical finger ridge configuration.’
    • ‘The researchers tested for genetic influences by comparing the experiences of monozygotic twins, who share all their genes, and dizygotic twins, who share considerably fewer genes.’


Early 20th century from mono-‘single’ + zygote+ -ic.