para biotic


[par-uh-bahy-oh-sis, -bee-]
noun Biology.
experimental or natural union of two individuals with exchange of blood.
Physiology. the temporary loss of conductivity or excitability of a nerve cell.

1905–10; para-1 + -biosis

parabiotic [par-uh-bahy-ot-ik, -bee-] , adjective Unabridged
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parabiosis (ˌpærəbaɪˈəʊsɪs)
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
[C20: from para-1 + Greek biōsis manner of life, from bios life]

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parabiosis par·a·bi·o·sis (pār'ə-bī-ō'sĭs)

  1. The fusion of whole eggs or embryos, as occurs in conjoined twins.

  2. Surgical joining of the vascular systems of two organisms.

par'a·bi·ot'ic (-ŏt'ĭk) adj.
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