iˌdentical ˈtwin

iˌdentical ˈtwin
noun [C]
identical twins are TWINS of the same sex who look exactly like each other

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  • 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

  • fraternal twin — noun either of two twins who developed from two separate fertilized eggs • Syn: ↑dizygotic twin • Hypernyms: ↑twin * * * one of a pair of twins, not necessarily resembling each other, or of the same sex, that develop from two separately… …   Useful english dictionary

  • non-identical twin — ˌnon iˌdentical ˈtwin 7 [non identical twin] adjective = ↑fraternal twin …   Useful english dictionary

  • identical twin — i.dentical twin n [C usually plural] one of a pair of brothers or sisters born at the same time, who develop from the same egg and look almost exactly alike →fraternal twin …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • identical twin — i,dentical twin noun count identical twins are TWINS of the same sex who look exactly like each other => FRATERNAL TWIN …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

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