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omphalosite in Medicine

omphalosite

(ŏmfə-lə-sīt′, ŏm-fălə-)
n.
  1. The underdeveloped member of unequal monochorionic twins that derives its blood supply from the placenta of the autosite and is not capable of independent existence or separation from the placenta.
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  • When an omphalosite exists, the other foetus is called, in this case also, the autosite.

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