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heterocephalus

 [het″er-o-sef´ah-lus]
a malformed fetus with two heads of unequal size.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

het·er·o·ceph·a·lus

(het'ĕr-ō-sef'ă-lŭs),
Conjoined twins with heads of unequal size. See: conjoined twins.
[hetero- + G. kephalē, head]
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Some species, such as the naked mole-rat (Heterocephalus glaber; Reeve et al.
Naked mole-rats, Heterocephalus glaber, are African rodents that attract attention by being the only eusocial mammals, but defy study by their entirely fossorial life style (Jarvis et al 1994).
months old Heterocephalus Liver, heart, Global protein glaber (Naked and kidney carbonylation in mole-rat) tissues from citosolic fraction was naked mole/ elevated in all three rats (NMRs; 2 tissues.
Naked mole rats (Heterocephalus glaber) live in a "hive" society with one reproducing queen and between one and three reproducing males.