Conjoined twin
Identical (monozygotic) twins that did not separate fully from one another but are still partially united. Due to the incomplete division of one fertilized ovum. Conjoined twins are popularly known as Siamese twins after Chang and Eng (1811-1874), the celebrated conjoined Chinese twins born in Siam (Thailand). Conjoin came via the French from the Latin conjungere, from com- + jungere, to join = to join or yoke together.

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  • conjoined twin — UK [kənˌdʒɔɪnd ˈtwɪn] / US noun [countable] Word forms conjoined twin : singular conjoined twin plural conjoined twins medical one of two people who are physically joined at birth …   English dictionary

  • conjoined twin — formerly called  Siamese twin        one of a pair of twins who are physically joined and often share some organs. Fusion is typically along the trunk of the body or at the front, side, or back of the head.       In the case of symmetrical… …   Universalium

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  • conjoined — con·joined kən jȯind, kän adj of, relating to, or being conjoined twins <conjoined twinning> <conjoined twin neonates> * * * con·joined (kən joindґ) joined together; united; see conjoined twins, under twins …   Medical dictionary

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