Conjoined twins fused except in the cephalic region; a variety of duplicitas posterior. See conjoined twins, under twin. [cephalo- + G. didymos, twin]

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  • Twin — One of two children produced in the same pregnancy and born during the same birth process. Twins can develop from one ovum (egg) or from two ova (eggs): {{}}Twins from one ovum: Twins that develop from a single ovum are called monozygotic. They… …   Medical dictionary

  • duplicitas — Doubling of a part. [L. a doubling, fr. duplex (duplic ), two fold] d. anterior conjoined twins in which there are two thoraces and two heads and a single pelvis with one pair of lower extremities. See conjoined twins, under twin. SEE ALSO:… …   Medical dictionary

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