Siamese twin


: one of a pair of congenitally united twins

Word History


from Chang †1874 and Eng †1874 congenitally united twins born in Siam

First Known Use

1829, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of Siamese twin was in 1829

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“Siamese twin.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 8 Jun. 2023.

Kids Definition

Siamese twin

: either of a pair of human or animal twins born joined together

Medical Definition

Siamese twin

Si·​a·​mese twin ˈsī-ə-ˌmēz- How to pronounce Siamese twin (audio) -ˌmēs- How to pronounce Siamese twin (audio)
: either of a pair of conjoined twins
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