polygnathus


polygnathus
Unequal conjoined twins in which the parasite is attached to the jaw of the autosite. See conjoined twins, under twin. [poly- + G. gnathos, jaw]

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po·lyg·na·thus (po-ligґnə-thəs) (pol″e-nathґəs) [poly- + Gr. gnathos jaw] asymmetrical conjoined twins with the parasitic twin attached to the jaw of the larger twin. See also hypognathus.

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