- 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: cephalodidymus, ileadelphus, iliadelphus. SYN: catadidymus.- d. posterior conjoined twins in which there is a single head and upper body and duplicated buttocks and legs. See conjoined twins, under twin. SEE ALSO: dipygus. SYN: anadidymus, ileadelphus, iliadelphus.
* * *du·pli·ci·tas (doo-plisґĭ-təs) [L.] duplication (def. 3).
Medical dictionary. 2011.