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dipygus

Pronunciation: di-pi'gus, dip'e-gus

Definition: Conjoined twins with a single head and thorax and the pelvis and lower extremities duplicated; when the duplications of the lower parts are symmetric, usually called duplicitas posterior.

See: conjoined twins, under twin

[G. di-, two, + pyge, buttocks]

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