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parabiosis

 [par″ah-bi-o´sis]
1. the union of two individuals, as conjoined twins, or of experimental animals by surgical operation.
2. temporary suppression of conductivity and excitability. adj., adj parabiot´ic.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

par·a·bi·o·sis

(par'ă-bī-ō'sis),
1. Fusion of whole oocytes or embryos, which occurs in some forms of conjoined twins.
2. Surgical joining of the vascular systems of two organisms.
[para- + G. biōsis, life]
Farlex Partner Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012

parabiosis

(păr′ə-bī-ō′sĭs)
n. pl. parabio·ses (-sēz)
1. The natural or surgical union of anatomical parts of two organisms, usually involving exchange of blood, as in the development of conjoined twins or in certain transplant operations.
2. A temporary suspension of conductivity or excitability in a nerve.

par′a·bi·ot′ic (-ŏt′ĭk) adj.
par′a·bi·ot′i·cal·ly adv.
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par·a·bi·o·sis

(par'ă-bī-ō'sis)
1. The fusion of embryos, as occurs in conjoined twins.
2. Surgical joining of the vascular systems of two organisms.
[para- + G. biōsis, life]
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012

parabiosis

the connecting together of two animals in an experiment so as to allow their body fluids to mix. The technique is used, for example, in the study of the role of insect hormones.
Collins Dictionary of Biology, 3rd ed. © W. G. Hale, V. A. Saunders, J. P. Margham 2005