con·​joined | \ kən-ˈjȯind How to pronounce conjoined (audio) , kän-\

Definition of conjoined

: being, coming, or brought together so as to meet, touch, overlap, or unite conjoined heads on a coin

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From conjoined bungalows connected by decks and a courtyard for live music, Bradley and Malley operate like the Avengers of the near East Side, bringing kitchen and bar together for the greater feel-good. Mike Sutter,, "Review: Kuriya @ Cherrity Bar delivers Japanese ramen with San Antonio charm," 3 July 2019 The cascade of horrors began with this lovely set of conjoined twins, with their creepy pet crows—an arrangement so Koons-like that the Falcones should feel no need to bake a welcoming batch of brownies when the Koons family does show. Kevin Conley, Town & Country, "Welcome to the Neighborhood, Jeff Koons!," 31 Oct. 2014 The end of the boom—the fuel nozzle—latches into a small hole in the receiving aircraft, and the fuel pumps as the conjoined aircraft fly in harmony. Kyle Mizokami, Popular Mechanics, "B-52 Bombers Could Quadruple Their Wing Bomb Loads," 25 June 2018 Update, 10/17/2016: The McDonald boys — the conjoined twins that have stolen America's heart and attention — have made it through a challenging weekend. Sarah Schreiber, Good Housekeeping, "[UPDATED]: The McDonald Twins Are Miraculously Stable After a Trying Weekend," 17 Oct. 2016 The most famous case of conjoined twins is that of Chang and Eng Bunker of Siam, now Thailand. Rory Smith, Cnn Anna Cardovillis, CNN, "Tanzanian conjoined twins die at age 21," 4 June 2018 The system was used in the 17-hour 2016 separation of conjoined twins at Packard Children’s. Laura Landro, WSJ, "The Operating Room of the Future," 28 May 2018 Their brand name now applies to every pair of conjoined twins. Yunte Huang, WSJ, "The Amazing American Story of the Original Siamese Twins," 29 Mar. 2018 Man and puppet look a bit like conjoined twins, with the rosy-cheeked Hildreth dressed in a matching white snowsuit complete with a jaunty Nordic hat. Jessica Gelt,, "The curious care and feeding of Olaf the snowman in Broadway's 'Frozen'," 15 Mar. 2018

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1570, in the meaning defined above

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con·​joined | \ kən-ˈjȯind, kän- How to pronounce conjoined (audio) \

Medical Definition of conjoined

: of, relating to, or being conjoined twins conjoined twinning conjoined twin neonates

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