Definition of craniopagus in English:


Syllabification: cra·ni·op·a·gus
Pronunciation: /ˌkrānēˈäpəgəs

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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