Definition of conjoined twins in English:

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conjoined twins

plural noun

Twins that are physically joined at birth, sometimes sharing organs, and in some cases separable by surgery (depending on the degree of fusion).
Example sentences
  • The controversial case of conjoined twins, recently decided by the Court of Appeal in England, has been different.
  • Throughout recorded history there are many references to surviving conjoined twins.
  • He hated publicity, but his work on cranially conjoined twins attracted attention.


The term conjoined twins has supplanted Siamese twins in all contexts other than informal conversation.

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