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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Recent Examples on the Web Opened in 1982, Epcot was the second of the now four conjoined theme parks the Walt Disney Company built in Orlando. Matthew Kitchen, WSJ, "The Essential Insider’s Guide to Walt Disney World," 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, "Formerly conjoined twins now 5 years-old, start attending Pre-K," 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, "Blow Out Your Knee? Hope Your Surgeon's Got a VR Headset," 9 Aug. 2019 According to a University of Illinois at Chicago and Cook County Hospital study, twins joined at the head are found in only one in every 2.5 million births and account for just 2 to 6% of all conjoined twins. Amy Gunia, Time, "Conjoined Twin Girls Successfully Separated After 50 Hours of Operations," 16 July 2019 Around 5% of conjoined twins are craniopagus cases. Lianne Kolirin, CNN, "Sisters conjoined at the head are separated after 50 hours of surgery," 16 July 2019 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

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1570, in the meaning defined above

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“Conjoined.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 6 Jul. 2020.

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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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