diprosopus

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diprosopus

 [di-pros´o-pus]
a malformed fetus with any degree of duplication of the face.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

di·pro·so·pus

(dī-prō'sō-pŭs),
Conjoined twins with almost complete fusion of the bodies and with normal limbs. Part or all of the face may be duplicated. See: conjoined twins.
[G. di-, two + prosōpon, face]
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References in periodicals archive ?
On The Embryo Project Encyclopedia, Diprosopus is a congenital defect also known as craniofacial duplication. The exact description of diprosopus refers to a fetus with a single trunk, normal limbs, and facial features that are duplicated to a certain degree.
The cat's condition is called craniofacial duplication, or diprosopia in technical terms, which can cause part or all of an individual's face to be duplicated.
The month-old girl suffers from what appears to be craniofacial duplication, an extremely rare congenital disorder in which part of the face is duplicated on the head.
The child apparently has an extremely rare condition known as craniofacial duplication, where a single head has two faces.