- (not in technical use) conjoined twin.
Origin of Siamese twin
First recorded in 1820–30; named after congenitally united twins, Chang and Eng (1811–74), born in Siam, who were joined to each other at the chest
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Related Words for siamese twinslikeness, reciprocal, double, clone, look-alike, corollary, companion, counterpart, duplicate, mate, ringer, coordinate, doppelganger, match
- non-technical name for conjoined twins
Word Origin for Siamese twins
C19: named after a famous pair of conjoined twins, Chang and Eng (1811–74), who were born in Siam
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- Either of a pair of conjoined twins. No longer in technical use.
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