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Monozygotic Twins

  • By: Andrea L. Wirtz
  • In: Encyclopedia of Global Health
  • Edited by: Yawei Zhang
  • Subject:Public Health (general), Public Health Education & Health Promotion

Monozygotic twins (MZ), often referred to as identical twins, are not simply twins who are similar in appearance. More specifically, the term relates to the biological relationship of the pair of siblings. MZ twinning occurs after the normal fertilization of one ...

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