parabiosis(redirected from parabioses)
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n. pl. par·a·bi·o·ses (-sēz)
1. The natural or surgical union of anatomical parts of two organisms, usually involving exchange of blood, as in the development of conjoined twins or in certain transplant operations.
2. A temporary suspension of conductivity or excitability in a nerve.
par′a·bi·ot′ic (-ŏt′ĭk) adj.
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1. (Biology) the natural union of two individuals, such as Siamese twins, so that they share a common circulation of the blood
2. (Biology) a similar union induced for experimental or therapeutic purposes
[C20: from para-1 + Greek biōsis manner of life, from bios life]
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par•a•bi•o•sis(ˌpær ə baɪˈoʊ sɪs, -bi-)
the physiological or anatomical union of two individuals.
par`a•bi•ot′ic (-ˈɒt ɪk) adj.
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the uniting of two individual organisms or animals anatomically and physiologically, either under experimental or natural conditions. — parabiotic, adj.See also: Joining
the uniting of two individual organisms or animals anatomically and physiologically, under either experimental or natural conditions. — parabiotic, adj.See also: Biology
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