Definitions

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. In teratology, a double monster with union at the buttocks.

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Examples

  • The brothers were attached to each other at the lower spine and pelvis, an unusual connection that made them what are known as pygopagus twins.

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  • Joshua and Jacob were so-called pygopagus twins, a particularly rare form of conjoined twins in which the bodies are joined back to back at the pelvis and lower spine.

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  • The way Joshua and Jacob were joined makes them pygopagus twins, which represent about 15 percent of all conjoined twins, according to the hospital.

    Doctors describe conjoined twins surgery

  • Only once in the past 11 years have pygopagus twins been successfully separated with both children surviving, said Giancarlo Mari, director of the hospital's fetal center and a professor at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center.

    Doctors describe conjoined twins surgery

  • A recent example of the pygopagus type was Rosa-Josepha Blazek, 5.28 born in Skerychov, in Bohemia, January 20, 1878.

    Anomalies and Curiosities of Medicine

  • Jacobi 5.30 describes in full Tynberg's instance of pygopagus.

    Anomalies and Curiosities of Medicine

  • Jacobi describes in full Tynberg's instance of pygopagus.

    Anomalies and Curiosities of Medicine

  • A recent example of the pygopagus type was Rosa-Josepha Blazek.

    Anomalies and Curiosities of Medicine

  • These boys were born pygopagus twins, joined back-to-back at the pelvis and lower spine, but with separate hearts, heads and limbs.

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  • Only once in the past 11 years have pygopagus twins been successfully separated with both children surviving, said Giancarlo Mari, director of the hospital's fetal center and a professor at the

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