rachipagus

rachipagus

 [ra-kip´ah-gus]
twin fetuses joined at the vertebral column.

ra·chi·op·a·gus

(rā'kē-op'ă-gŭs),
Conjoined twins united back to back with union of their spinal columns. See: conjoined twins.
Synonym(s): rachipagus
[rachio- + G. pagos, something fixed]

rachipagus

conjoined twins united back-to-back. See rachiopagus.

rachipagus

twin fetuses joined at the vertebral column.
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in 1680, rachipagus twin girls joined at the spine were born to a peasant woman to the horror of the attendants.
Table 1 Designation Description Thoracopagus Joined at chest Cephalo-thoracopagus Joined at head and chest Dicephalus Single trunk and two heads Craniopagus Joined at head Omphalopagus Joined at abdomen Rachipagus Dorsal union of head and trunk Thoraco-omphalopagus Joined at chest and abdomen