- experimental or natural union of two individuals with exchange of blood.
- Physiology. the temporary loss of conductivity or excitability of a nerve cell.
Origin of parabiosis
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- 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
Word Origin for parabiosis
C20: from para- 1 + Greek biōsis manner of life, from bios life
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- The fusion of whole eggs or embryos, as occurs in conjoined twins.
- Surgical joining of the vascular systems of two organisms.
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