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Pronunciation: tho'ra-ko-par'a-sef'a-lus

Definition: Unequal conjoined twins in which a rudimentary parasitic head is attached to the thorax of the autosite.

See: conjoined twins, under twin

[thoraco- + G. para, beside, + kephale, head]

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