Definition of conjoined twin in English:

conjoined twin

Syllabification: con·joined twin

noun

  • Either of a pair of twins who are physically joined at birth, sometimes sharing organs, and sometimes separable by surgery (depending on the degree of fusion).
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    • Every time we hear about medical efforts to separate conjoined twins, especially twins who are joined together in such an intimate way, there is always, it seems, a risk to one of them or to another one of them.
    • Joan's mother used to joke around, saying that she never remembered giving birth to conjoined twins.
    • The young mother had no idea she had delivered a pair of conjoined twins until a month after the birth.

Usage

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

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