conjoined twins


pl n

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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Medical definitions for conjoined twins

conjoined twins

pl.n.

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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