conjoined twin

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con·joined twin

One of a pair of identical twins born with their bodies joined at some point, the joining a result of incomplete division of the embryo from which the twins developed.
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Noun1.conjoined twin - one of a pair of identical twins born with their bodies joined at some pointconjoined twin - one of a pair of identical twins born with their bodies joined at some point
identical twin, monozygotic twin, monozygous twin - either of two twins developed from the same fertilized ovum (having the same genetic material)
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A pair of conjoined twin boys who were attached by their abdomens were successfully separated from one another during an operation this month.
The present paper reports a case of dystocia due to monozygotic monocaudatus conjoined twin fetus in a crossbred cow and its successful clinical management through fetotomy.
Summary: Conjoined twin baby girls have been released from a hospital in China almost three weeks .
A 33-year-old mother presented a conjoined twin pregnancy at 35 weeks of gestation.
Manama: The parents of Reem and Rana, the Saudi conjoined twin sisters who were last week successfully separated through a lengthy and complex surgery, were finally able to touch them and hold their tiny heads and hands.
JALALABAD (PAN): A mother gave birth to conjoined twin girls in a hospital in the eastern province of Nangarhar, hospital sources said on Sunday.
THE Midland family of conjoined twin Faith Williams was coming to terms with her loss this weekend after the tot finally lost her brave battle for life.
Annas, The Limits of Law at the Limits of Life: Lessons from Cannibalism, Euthanasia, Abortion, and the Court-Ordered Killing of One Conjoined Twin to Save the Other, 33 CONN.
Margarite Clark and Her Conjoined Twin, 1999, shows a light-skinned woman, her head and face covered with some sort of shawl but her breasts visible through a dinphanous top.
Manama: Rana and Reem, the Saudi conjoined twin girls who were born connected at the lower abdomen are set to undergo a 13-hour separation surgery in Riyadh.
A BABY girl was fighting for her life last night after her conjoined twin died following emergency surgery to separate them.
CASE REPORT: This report presents a case of thoraco omphalopagus conjoined twin, which was referred from a village area, with features of obstructed labor in obstetrics and gynecology department in our hospital.