conjoined

adjective

con·​joined kən-ˈjȯind How to pronounce conjoined (audio)
kän-
: being, coming, or brought together so as to meet, touch, overlap, or unite
conjoined heads on a coin

Examples of conjoined in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Doctors have no map for how to separate conjoined twins. Dallas News, 27 Jan. 2023 Craniopagus conjoined children have typically never sat up, crawled or walked before and require intensive rehabilitation post-surgery. Adela Suliman, Washington Post, 3 Aug. 2022 The conjoined companies—Toyota recently upped its stake in Subaru to 20 percent while Subaru acquired 0.3 percent of Toyota—went for a second generation. Jamie Kitman, Car and Driver, 30 Aug. 2021 The old conjoined taillamps have split into expressive, three-pronged details. Steve Siler, Car and Driver, 14 May 2021 Panning still further back to assess how Facebook influenced the conjoined causes of decency and democracy around the world, the picture gets darker still. Siva Vaidhyanathan, The New Republic, 5 Jan. 2021 Opened in 1982, Epcot was the second of the now four conjoined theme parks the Walt Disney Company built in Orlando. Matthew Kitchen, WSJ, 20 Feb. 2020 In 2014, surgeons spent a combined 49 hours working to separate the conjoined twins, who shared a chest wall, lungs, pericardial sac, diaphragm, liver, intestines, colon and pelvis, according to the Texas Children's Hospital. Michelle Iracheta, Houston Chronicle, 22 Aug. 2019 In Minnesota, surgeons stood inside a VR model of the circulatory systems of conjoined twins—which proved integral to the ensuing separation surgery. Peter Rubin, WIRED, 9 Aug. 2019 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1570, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of conjoined was in 1570

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“Conjoined.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/conjoined. Accessed 27 Feb. 2024.

Medical Definition

conjoined

adjective
con·​joined kən-ˈjȯind, kän- How to pronounce conjoined (audio)
: of, relating to, or being conjoined twins
conjoined twinning
conjoined twin neonates

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