From the information card:
The process of twinning occurs in the two weeks following conception. Normally, the dividing cells will split into two separate embryos. Conjoining arises when this separation is incomplete. The sutures seen in this specimen are the result of autopsy.

National Museum of Health and Medicine
Silver Spring, MD
February 2009

*October is my favorite month of the year. It’s Halloween season, the weather is a bit cooler, and autumn brings beautiful colors to the region. In honor of October’s spooky traditions, I’ll revisit creepy locations and share photos I never posted.

Posted by Marcellina. on 2012-10-05 12:29:16

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