either of a pair of identical twins born with their bodies joined together in some manner, having failed to separate completely in utero.
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See also Siamese twin.
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British Dictionary definitions for conjoined twins
twin babies born joined together at some point, such as at the hips. Some have lived for many years without being surgically separatedNon-technical name: Siamese twins
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Medicine definitions for conjoined twins
Identical twins born with their bodies joined at some point and having varying degrees of residual duplication, a result of the incomplete division of the ovum from which the twins developed.diplosomia
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