Siamese twin

Siamese twin
UK [ˌsaɪəmiːz ˈtwɪn] / US [ˌsaɪəmɪz ˈtwɪn] noun [countable]
Word forms "Siamese twin":
singular Siamese twin plural Siamese twins old-fashioned
one of two people born with their bodies joined together. This is now considered offensive and it is more polite to say conjoined twin.

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  • Siamese twin — n [C usually plural] [Date: 1800 1900; Origin: From such a pair (Chang and Eng) who were born in Siam (now Thailand)] one of two people who are born joined to each other sometimes considered offensive = conjoined twin …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • Siamese twin — noun one of a pair of identical twins born with their bodies joined at some point • Syn: ↑conjoined twin • Hypernyms: ↑identical twin, ↑monozygotic twin, ↑monozygous twin * * * ˌSiamese ˈtwin [Siamese twin] …   Useful english dictionary

  • Siamese twin — Identical (monozygotic) twins that did not separate fully from one another but are still partially united. Due to the incomplete division of one fertilized ovum. Such twins are known medically as conjoined twins. Conjoined twins are popularly… …   Medical dictionary

  • Siamese twin — [[t]sa͟ɪ͟əmiːz twɪ̱n[/t]] Siamese twins N COUNT Siamese twins are twins who are born with their bodies joined …   English dictionary

  • Siamese twin — Si|a|mese twin [ ,saıəmiz twın ] noun count one of two people born with their bodies joined together …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • Siamese twin — noun A conjoined twin; one of the two people physically joined together …   Wiktionary

  • Siamese twin — noun Etymology: from Chang died 1874 and Eng died 1874 congenitally united twins born in Siam Date: 1829 one of a pair of congenitally united twins …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • Siamese twin — noun (countable usually plural) one of two people who are born joined to each other …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • The Siamese Twin Mystery — Infobox Book | name = The Siamese Twin Mystery image caption = No image available. author = Ellery Queen country = United States language = English series = Ellery Queen mysteries genre = Mystery novel / Whodunnit publisher = Stokes (1st edition …   Wikipedia

  • Siamese twins (disambiguation) — Siamese twin(s) can refer to: * Conjoined twins, identical twins whose bodies are joined * Chang and Eng Bunker the original Siamese Twins * AQi Fzono, Japanese composer and electronic musician whose alias is Siamese Twin * Siamese twins (English …   Wikipedia

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