Definitions for: Anastomosis


[n] a natural or surgical joining of parts or branches of tubular structures so as to make or become continuous



Webster (1913) Definition: A*nas`to*mo"sis, n.; pl. Anastomoses. [NL., fr.
Gr. ? opening, fr. ? to furnish with a mouth or opening, to
open; ? + sto`ma mouth: cf. F. anastomose.] (Anat. & Bot.)
The inosculation of vessels, or intercommunication between
two or more vessels or nerves, as the cross communication
between arteries or veins.

Synonyms: inosculation

See Also: colligation, conjugation, conjunction, junction

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