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Definition: 'Parabiosis'

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parabiosis

Type: Term

Pronunciation: par′ă-bī-ō′sis

Definitions:
1. Fusion of whole oocytes or embryos, which occurs in some forms of conjoined twins.
2. Surgical joining of the vascular systems of two organisms.

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