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Siamese twin

noun
1.
(not in technical use) conjoined twin.
Origin
1820-1830
1820-30; named after congenitally united twins, Chang and Eng (1811-74), born in Siam, who were joined to each other at the chest
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Siamese twins

plural noun
1.
non-technical name for conjoined twins
Word Origin
C19: named after a famous pair of conjoined twins, Chang and Eng (1811–74), who were born in Siam
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siamese twins in Medicine

Siamese twin Si·a·mese twin (sī'ə-mēz', -mēs')
n.
Either of a pair conjoined twins. No longer in technical use.

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