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IDENTICAL TWIN

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does identical twin mean? 

IDENTICAL TWIN (noun)
  The noun IDENTICAL TWIN has 1 sense:

1. either of two twins developed from the same fertilized ovum (having the same genetic material)

  Familiarity information: IDENTICAL TWIN used as a noun is very rare.


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IDENTICAL TWIN (noun)


Sense 1identical twin [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Either of two twins developed from the same fertilized ovum (having the same genetic material)

Classified under:

Nouns denoting people

Synonyms:

identical twin; monozygotic twin; monozygous twin

Hypernyms ("identical twin" is a kind of...):

twin (either of two offspring born at the same time from the same pregnancy)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "identical twin"):

conjoined twin; Siamese twin (one of a pair of identical twins born with their bodies joined at some point)


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