Parabiosis definition

părə-bī-ōsĭs
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The natural or surgical union of anatomical parts of two organisms, usually involving exchange of blood, as in the development of conjoined twins or in certain transplant operations.
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A temporary suspension of conductivity or excitability in a nerve.
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The union of two animals, naturally or experimentally, as by blood circulatory connections.
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The temporary and reversible suspension of a vital life process.
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The living together of two or more different species, as in mixed flocks of birds or in mixed colonies of ants.
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The natural or surgical union of anatomical parts of two organisms, usually involving exchange of blood, as in the development of conjoined twins or in certain transplant operations.
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A temporary suspension of conductivity or excitability in a nerve.
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(physiology) The (natural or surgical) union of parts of two organisms, especially in such a way as to cause them to share their vascular systems). Organisms so joined then are called parabionts)
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The fusion of two embryos to form conjoined twins.
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A transient physiological state of suspension of obvious vital activities such as to enable an organism to escape the notice of its enemies or to conserve its energy.
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(ecology) (ethology) A form of symbiosis, typically among ants, in which different species share common nest galleries but maintain distinct broods and do not practice mutualism other than incidentally.
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(medicine) An alien form of life within an organism, commonly invasive, such as a growing cancer.
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Origin of parabiosis

  • para- +"Ž -biosis

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