Definition of craniopagus in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˌkrānēˈäpəɡəs/

noun (plural craniopagi)

(Of conjoined twins) the condition of being joined at the head: [as modifier]: the first time that surgeons had tried to separate adult craniopagus twins
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  • However, this is the first time surgeons have tried to separate adult craniopagus twins.
  • Carson was the primary neurosurgeon that successfully separated seven-month-old German craniopagus twin boys.
  • Manar was born with a rare condition known as craniopagus parasiticus, which occurs when an embryo begins to split into identical twins but fails to complete the process.


Based on cranio- 'skull' + Greek pagos 'something that has become solid'.

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Syllabification: cra·ni·op·a·gus

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