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Conjoined twins are identified by specific terms. These terms describe the point of connection. Twins may be conjoined at the:

  • Abdomen (omphalopagus).
  • Chest (thoracopagus).
  • Top of head down to the belly button, facing each other (cephalopagus).
  • Head only (craniopagus).
  • Pelvis, facing each other (ischipagus).
  • Pelvis, side-to-side (parapagus).
  • Rump-to-rump (pygopagus).
  • Vertebral column (rachipagus).

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