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identical twin

noun [C usually plural] uk   us  
one of two babies of the same sex who were born at the same time, developed from the same egg, and look the same
Translations of “identical twin”
in Chinese (Traditional) 同卵雙胞胎之一…
in Russian однояйцевые близнецы…
in Turkish tek yumurta ikizi…
in Chinese (Simplified) 同卵双胞胎之一…
in Polish bliźniak jednojajowy…
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