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anastomosis

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noun anas·to·mo·sis \ə-ˌnas-tə-ˈmō-səs\

Definition of anastomosis

plural anastomosesplay \-ˌsēz\

  1. 1 :  the union of parts or branches (as of streams, blood vessels, or leaf veins) so as to intercommunicate or interconnect

  2. 2 :  a product of anastomosis :  network

anastomotic play \-ˈmä-tik\ adjective


Origin of anastomosis

Late Latin, from Greek anastomōsis, from anastomoun to provide with an outlet, from ana- + stoma mouth, opening — more at stomach


First Known Use: 1541


Medical Dictionary

anastomosis

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noun anas·to·mo·sis \ə-ˌnas-tə-ˈmō-səs, ˌan-əs-\

Medical Definition of anastomosis

plural anastomoses \-ˌsēz\play

  1. 1a:  a communication between or coalescence of blood vesselsb:  the surgical union of parts and especially hollow tubular parts <anastomosis of the ureter and colon is surgically practicable>

  2. 2:  a product of anastomosis; especially :  a network (as of channels or branches) produced by anastomosis

anastomotic \-ˈmät-ik\play adjective



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