Definitions for: Inosculation


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



Webster (1913) Definition: In*os`cu*la"tion, n. [Cf. F. inosculation.]
The junction or connection of vessels, channels, or passages,
so that their contents pass from one to the other; union by
mouths or ducts; anastomosis; intercommunication; as,
inosculation of veins, etc. --Ray.

Synonyms: anastomosis

See Also: colligation, conjugation, conjunction, junction

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