Why Are Siamese Twins Called Siamese Twins?

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Chang and Eng are the most famous of all conjoined twins. They are called Siamese Twins because the twin brothers were born in Siam now modern Thailand, on May 11, 1811. Conjoined twins are genetically identical twins, always of the same sex.
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They are named after the most famous twins, Eng and Chang, born about 60 miles
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Just that, female conjoined twins. Siamese twins is considered offensive these days. In some languages all nouns have gender, so in French, Les Jumelles Siamesienne, the enne suffix
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That term is no longer used in medical terms. It is politically incorrect. The term used now "conjoined twin"
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The term Siamese twins originates with Chang and Eng Bunker, the conjoined twins from Siam. In the context of the English language, this word was first used and popularized by H.
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