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heterodymus

Pronunciation: het'er-od'i-mus

Definition: Unequal conjoined twins in which the incomplete parasite, consisting of head and neck and, to some extent, thorax, is attached to the anterior surface of the autosite.

See: conjoined twins, under twin

[hetero- + G. didymos, twin]

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