Siamese twins

Siamese twins
1. congenitally united twins, Chang and Eng (1811-74), born in Siam, who were joined to each other at the chest by a short, tubular, cartilaginous band.
2. any twins who are born joined together in any manner.
[1820-30]

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  • Siamese twins — ► PLURAL NOUN ▪ twins that are physically joined at birth, in some cases sharing organs. ORIGIN with reference to the Siamese men Chang and Eng (1811 74), who were joined at the waist …   English terms dictionary

  • Siamese twins — n. [after such a pair of twins, Chang and Eng (1811 1874), of Siam] any pair of twins born with bodies joined together in some way …   English World dictionary

  • Siamese twins — Siamese twins. См. сиамские близнецы. (Источник: «Англо русский толковый словарь генетических терминов». Арефьев В.А., Лисовенко Л.А., Москва: Изд во ВНИРО, 1995 г.) …   Молекулярная биология и генетика. Толковый словарь.

  • Siamese twins — 1. congenitally united twins, Chang and Eng (1811 74), born in Siam, who were joined to each other at the chest by a short, tubular, cartilaginous band. 2. any twins who are born joined together in any manner. [1820 30] * * * Siamese twins plural …   Useful english dictionary

  • Siamese Twins —    On April 15, 1811, in Mekong or possibly Bangesau, Siam, two boys were born joined at the waist by a short tubular cartilaginous band through which their circulatory systems functioned. Physicians said that it would be fatal to cut them apart… …   Dictionary of eponyms

  • Siamese twins — [19] The original ‘Siamese twins’ were two males, Chang and Eng (1811– 74), born in Siam (now Thailand), who were joined together at the hip. No attempt was made to separate them, and they lived to a respectable age; each married and fathered… …   The Hutchinson dictionary of word origins

  • Siamese twins — [19] The original ‘Siamese twins’ were two males, Chang and Eng (1811– 74), born in Siam (now Thailand), who were joined together at the hip. No attempt was made to separate them, and they lived to a respectable age; each married and fathered… …   Word origins

  • Siamese twins (English language) — Siamese twins (also irreversible binomials, binomials, binomial pairs, freezes) in the context of the English language refers to a pair or grouping of words that is used together as an idiomatic expression or collocation, usually conjoined by the …   Wikipedia

  • Siamese twins (disambiguation) — Siamese twin(s) can refer to: * Conjoined twins, identical twins whose bodies are joined * Chang and Eng Bunker the original Siamese Twins * AQi Fzono, Japanese composer and electronic musician whose alias is Siamese Twin * Siamese twins (English …   Wikipedia

  • SIAMESE TWINS —    twins born in Siam, of Chinese parents, whose bodies were united by a fleshy band extended between corresponding breast bones; were purchased from their mother and exhibited in Europe and America, realised a competency by their exhibitions,… …   The Nuttall Encyclopaedia

  • Siamese twins — plural noun twins that are physically joined at birth, in some cases sharing organs. Origin with ref. to the Siamese men Chang and Eng (1811–74), who were joined at the waist …   English new terms dictionary

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