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Medical Term:


Pronunciation: hem-ip'a-gus

Definition: Conjoined twins that are united laterally at the thorax; the zone of union may also involve the neck and jaws.

See: conjoined twins, under twin

[hemi- + G. pagos, something fixed]

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