|1.||the natural union of two individuals, such as Siamese twins, so that they share a common circulation of the blood|
|2.||a similar union induced for experimental or therapeutic purposes|
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|a calculus or concretion found in the stomach or intestines of certain animals, esp. ruminants, formerly reputed to be an effective remedy for poison.|
|a printed punctuation mark (‽), available only in some typefaces, designed to combine the question mark (?) and the exclamation point (!), indicating a mixture of query and interjection, as after a rhetorical question.|
parabiosis par·a·bi·o·sis (pār'ə-bī-ō'sĭs)
The fusion of whole eggs or embryos, as occurs in conjoined twins.
Surgical joining of the vascular systems of two organisms.