twin

(redirected from Parasitic twin)
Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Medical, Legal, Wikipedia.

twin

1. 
a. either of two persons or animals conceived at the same time
b. (as modifier): a twin brother
2. a crystal consisting of two parts each of which has a definite orientation to the other

twin

[′twin]
(biology)
One of two individuals born at the same time.
(crystallography)
References in periodicals archive ?
Deepak, who was born with a parasitic twin, has four hands and four feet with the lower half of the conjoined twin dangling from his abdomen.
He is carrying a parasitic twin on his abdomen, unlike Lakshmi's extra limbs which were fused at the hips.
A team of Chinese surgeons has successfully operated on a two-year-old boy, who was 'pregnant' with his parasitic twin.
Doctors found the parasitic twin took up as much as two-thirds of Feng's stomach and would have killed him if left untreated.
Such twins have been separated in surgery but parasitic twins are even rarer.
Parasitic twins are a type of conjoined twins that occur when one twin stops developing inside the womb and becomes semi-absorbed into the other, (http://AaAaAeAccents https://embryo.
5%), omphalopagus (10%), parasitic twins (10%) and craniopagus (6%).