-pagus


-pagus
\\pəgəs\ noun combining form (plural -pagi)
Etymology: New Latin, from Greek pagos something fixed, rock, frost — more at pagoscope
: monster with a (specified) type of fixation

craniopagus

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a combining form used in the names of severely malformed, usually nonviable, conjoined twins, with the site of attachment specified by the initial element: thoracopagus.
[ < NL < Gk págos fixation, something fixed or solid]

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-pagus, suffix
f. Gr. πάγος that which is fixed (f. πηγνύναι to fasten), used to form the names of different kinds of Siamese twins according to their site of attachment; as thoracopagus s.v. thoraco-.

Useful english dictionary. 2012.


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