xiphopagic

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xiphopagic (not comparable)

  1. (rare) Synonym of xiphopagus
    • 1904, A Reference Handbook of the Medical Sciences[1], page 686:
      In this connection it may he of interest to note the operation undertaken by Prevost for the separation of the Brazilian xiphopagic sisters, “Rosalina” and “Maria.”
    • 1912, Richard Birnbaum, A Clinical manual of the malformations and congenital diseases of the foetus:
      A xiphopagic parasite of some degree of development was attached at the ensiform process; it consisted of a head, thorax, left upper extremity, and two club hands with three fingers.
    • 1961, Worth Daniels, “An account of the life, death, and postmortem examination of Chang and Eng Bunker”, in Transactions of the American Clinical and Climatological Association, volume 73, page 57:
      It appears to me that the diagnosis in Change's case were: (1) Xiphopagic twin []