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identical twinnoun [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
(Definition of identical twin from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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identical twinnoun [C usually pl]

 us   /ɑɪˈden·tɪ·kəl ˈtwɪn/
either of two ​people who came from the same ​egg, are the same ​sex, and ​lookextremelysimilar
(Definition of identical twin from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “identical twin”
in Chinese (Simplified) 同卵双胞胎之一…
in Turkish tek yumurta ikizi…
in Russian однояйцевые близнецы…
in Chinese (Traditional) 同卵雙胞胎之一…
in Polish bliźniak jednojajowy…
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