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Definition of Craniopagus parasiticus

Craniopagus parasiticus: Conjoined twins joined at the head (craniopagus) in which a rudimentary head (with little or no body) is attached to the head of the larger and usually more normal twin. The rudimentary head was thought to be parasitic.

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Last Editorial Review: 6/14/2012

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