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Author Surname, Author Forename. Year Published. 'Title'. Publication Title Pages Used. Retrieved October 10, 2013 (http://Website URL).


Anon. 2014. Retrieved June 16, 2014 (

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ADJECTIVE: (Of twins) derived from a single ovum, and so identical.
ORIGIN: Early 20th century. (Anon 2014)

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