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Pronunciation: om'fa-lo-an'je-op'a-gus

Definition: Unequal conjoined twins in which the parasite derives its blood supply from the placenta of the autosite.

See: conjoined twins, under twin

Synonym(s): allantoidoangiopagus

[omphalo- + G. angeion, vessel, + pagos, something fixed]

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