Siamese twin


noun

(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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Medicine definitions for siamese twin

Siamese twin
[ sī′ə-mēz ]

n.

Either of a pair of conjoined twins. No longer in technical use.
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