A monozygote can be described as two or more individuals that derived from the same embryo or egg. Identical twins, who come from one embryo that splits into two, are monozygotes. The term monozygotic, when referred to in the incidence of twin births, is used to refer to a single zygote that divides to form identical twins, rather than a single infant. 'Mono-' as a prefix means one or single.

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