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Noun1.acephaly - absence of the head (as in the development of some monsters)acephaly - absence of the head (as in the development of some monsters)
teras, monster - (medicine) a grossly malformed and usually nonviable fetus
abnormalcy, abnormality - an abnormal physical condition resulting from defective genes or developmental deficiencies
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INTRODUCTION: Acardiac twinning is a rare malformation characterized by a "pump" twin perfusing an anomalous recipient via an artery-to-artery anastomosis, with reversed direction of flow of arterial blood to the perfused fetus leading to total or partial agenesis of the heart and acephaly in the recipient twin with absence of one or more anatomical structures.