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identical twinnoun [C usually plural]

uk   /aɪˌden.tɪ.kəl ˈtwɪn/ us   /aɪˌden.t̬ə.kəl ˈtwɪn/
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 look extremely similar
(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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