[ par-uh-bahy-oh-sis, -bee- ]
/ ˌpær ə baɪˈoʊ sɪs, -bi- /
experimental or natural union of two individuals with exchange of blood.
Physiology. the temporary loss of conductivity or excitability of a nerve cell.
Related formspar·a·bi·ot·ic [par-uh-bahy-ot-ik, -bee-] /ˌpær ə baɪˈɒt ɪk, -bi-/, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for parabiosis
/ (ˌpærəbaɪˈəʊsɪs) /
the natural union of two individuals, such as Siamese twins, so that they share a common circulation of the blood
a similar union induced for experimental or therapeutic purposes
Derived Formsparabiotic (ˌpærəbaɪˈɒtɪk), adjective
Word Origin for parabiosis
C20: from para- 1 + Greek biōsis manner of life, from bios life
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Medicine definitions for parabiosis
[ păr′ə-bī-ō′sĭs ]
The fusion of whole eggs or embryos, as occurs in conjoined twins.
Surgical joining of the vascular systems of two organisms.
Related formspar′a•bi•ot′ic (-ŏt′ĭk) adj.
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