parabiotic


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parabiotic

[‚par·ə·bī′äd·ik]
(medicine)
Physiologically and anatomically associated.
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Members of such pairs, known as parabiotic mice, share a pooled blood supply.
First, by using what is called a parabiotic system, in which two mice are surgically joined and the blood of the younger mouse circulates through the older mouse.
e, in the first two weeks an individual was united in a parabiotic union with one [bichimera] or two [trichimera] other half-siblings).