dicephalus

dicephalus

 [di-sef´ah-lus]
a malformed fetus with two heads; called also bicephalus and derodidymus.

di·ceph·a·lus

(dī-sef'ă-lŭs),
Symmetric conjoined twins with two separate heads. See: conjoined twins.
[G. di-, two, + kephalē, head]

dicephalus

An infant with two heads.
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Conjoined twin pregnancy of the parapagus dicephalus dibrachius dipus (PDDD) type.
The specimen presented here demonstrated parapagus dicephalus with ventral fusion along the length of the body (Fig.
from India reported successful vaginal delivery of Dicephalus conjoined twin in breech presentation.
Such condition is described as 'dicephalus dipus tetrabrachius dicaudatus' by Roberts (1971).
Zita and Gita Rezahanovas had form of dicephalus tetrabrachius tripus.
Dicephalus is a kind of conjoined twins in which two heads share a single body.
The girls were born on March 7, 1990, in Minnesota, USA, and they're an extremely rare dicephalus form of conjoined twins.
The condition of the twins was called dicephalus parapagus.
Dicephalus is a subset of parapagus rare variety of conjoint twins were they share common body from neck or upper chest downwards with fused thorax, abdomen and pelvis which is the most severe form of conjoint twinning of all types.
AMERICAN dicephalus twins Abby and Brittany Hensel are now aged 21 and have lived an active life.
Se demuestra que este tipo de patologia posee suficientes registros, se sabe que puede presentarse en diferentes grupos zoologicos, por ejemplo en mamiferos (7-10); especificamente para bufalo murrah se tiene hallazgo de dicephalus dipus dibrachious (6), y para bufalos en general existen registros de este tipo de malformacion en diferentes publicaciones (11); entre los anfibios y reptiles tambien se presentan los gemelos siameses (12).
The dicephalus twins, however, share one liver, ribcage, a nervous system and all organs below the waist including intestines, bladder and reproductive organs.