Pygopagus


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Pygopagus

 

a developmental defect in which conjoined twins are united in the sacral region. The individuals forming a pygopagus are believed to be either females or hermaphrodites. The Czech pygopagus Rosa and Josefa Blažek lived 42 years (1878–1920) in good health. Modern medicine corrects this defect surgically.

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