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- n. The independent twin of a pair of conjoined twins where the other twin is parasitic.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. In teratology, that twin in an unequal double monster which furnishes nutriment to the other, the latter being called the parasite or parasitic twin.
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Figure 58 represents an epignathus, a peculiar type parasitic monster, in which the parasite is united to the inferior maxillary bone of the autosite.