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identical

(ī-dĕn′tĭ-kəl)
adj.
1. Being the same: another orator who used the senator's identical words.
2. Exactly equal and alike: Your car is identical to mine. Are the fingerprints at the crime scene identical with those of the accused?
3. Biology Of or relating to a twin or twins developed from the same fertilized ovum and having the same genetic makeup and closely similar appearance; monozygotic.

i·den′ti·cal·ly adv.

identical

[L. identicus, the same]
Exactly alike.
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The chances of having triplets, whether identical or not, is one in 4,400.
Becki-Jo Allen, 23, said: "People are always stopping us in the street, asking if they're identical.
The test revealed that the sisters, who live in Rothwell, near Leeds, were genetically identical despite not looking exactly the same.
In contrast, there was very little difference between identical and non-identical twins in preferences for snacks and sweets - suggesting that love of sweet foods isn't due to genes.
This is not the first case of identical twins being charged for rape because their DNA was the same.
Tall, dark and handsome Mark Sanders caught their eye, but there was only one of him and two of them, but luckily for them, Sanders was also a twin, and he called his identical brother, Craig, down from their hotel room to meet the blondes.
How many mathematically (geometrically) distinct ways can you join four identical squares so they only connect by corners?
Identical twins are on average more epigenetically similar than fraternal twins, the researchers found.
It is commonly believed that identical twins share one placenta, even though evidence suggests 25% to 30% of identical twins have two placentas.
They are identical, monochorionic quadruplets - super rare babies formed when one fertilised egg splits four times creating four identical embryos all sharing the same placenta.
The odds of their survival are so small that just one other set of identical monochorionic quads is known to be alive in the world today.