Psych M.D. - Identical Twins


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Term: Identical Twins
Definition (Myers): Twins who develop from a single fertilized egg that splits in two, creating two genetically identical organisms.
Definition (alternative): Identical, or monozygotic , twins develop from a single egg/sperm combination that splits a few days after conception.
What is Identical Twins?
Contextual explanation: Identical twins are twins that are genetically identical. These twins share the same uterus, conception, cultural history, and birth rate. The identical twins were much more similar than fraternal twins, such as, in abilities, personality traits, and interests.

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