- The usually larger component of abnormal, unequally conjoined twins that is able to live independently and nourish the other parasitic component.
Examples from the Web for autosite
Historical Examples of autosite
When an omphalosite exists, the other foetus is called, in this case also, the autosite.
The Polypnathus is a parasite attached to the jaw of the autosite.
The autosite can feel when the parasite is touched, and in some cases the autosite can localise the touch.
The Heteralitis is a second species, in which the parasite is inserted at a distance from the navel of the autosite.
Finally, there is the Endocyma, which is a parasite enclosed within the body of an autosite.