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parabiosis

Pronunciation: par'a-bi-o'sis

Definition:

  1. Fusion of whole oocytes or embryos, which occurs in some forms of conjoined twins.
  2. Surgical joining of the vascular systems of two organisms.

[para- + G. biosis, life]

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