acephalogasteria

[ ā-sĕf′ə-lō-gă-stîrē-ə, ə-sĕf′- ]

n.

Congenital absence of the head, chest, and abdomen in the parasitic member of conjoined twins.

Nearby words

  1. alternating series,
  2. alternating tremor,
  3. alternating voltage,
  4. alternating-gradient focusing,
  5. alternation,
  6. alternation of heart,
  7. alternative,
  8. alternative conjunction,
  9. alternative curriculum,
  10. alternative energy


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