a combining form used in the names of severely malformed, usually nonviable, conjoined twins, with the site of attachment specified by the initial element: thoracopagus.

Nearby words

  1. -ote,
  2. -otic,
  3. -our,
  4. -ous,
  5. -oyl,
  6. -para,
  7. -parous,
  8. -pated,
  9. -path,
  10. -pathia

Origin of -pagus

< New Latin < Greek págos fixation, something fixed or solid

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Medicine definitions for -pagus



Conjoined twins:ectopagus.

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