Definition of monozygous in English:



  • another term for monozygotic
    • ‘The incidence of multiple births increases with the age of the mother but distinctly more so for dizygous rather than for monozygous twins and more so still for triplets.’
    • ‘If genetic factors are important, concordance in monozygous twins, who are 100-percent genetically identical, will be greater than in dizygous twins, who are only 50-percent genetically identical.’
    • ‘From twin studies, the concordance rate is estimated at 57 percent for monozygous twins and 14 percent for dizygotic twins.’