thoracopagus


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thoracopagus

 [thor″ah-kop´ah-gus]
conjoined twins united at the thorax.
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tho·ra·cop·a·gus

(thō'ră-kop'ă-gŭs),
Conjoined twins united in or near the thoracic region. See: conjoined twins.
Synonym(s): synthorax
[thoraco- + G. pagos, something fastened]
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