parabiosis


para·bi·o·sis

noun \ˌpa-rə-(ˌ)bī-ˈō-səs, -bē-\

Definition of PARABIOSIS

1
:  reversible suspension of obvious vital activities
2
:  anatomical and physiological union of two organisms
para·bi·ot·ic \-ˈä-tik\ adjective
para·bi·ot·i·cal·ly \-ti-k(ə-)lē\ adverb

Origin of PARABIOSIS

New Latin
First Known Use: 1903

para·bi·o·sis

noun \ˌpar-ə-(ˌ)bī-ˈō-səs, -bē-\   (Medical Dictionary)
plural para·bi·o·ses \-ˌsēz\

Medical Definition of PARABIOSIS

: the anatomical and physiological union of two organisms either natural (as in conjoined twins) or artificially produced
para·bi·ot·ic \-ˈät-ik\ adjective
para·bi·ot·i·cal·ly \-i-k(ə-)lē\ adverb

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