anastomosis


anas·to·mo·sis

noun \ə-ˌnas-tə-ˈmō-səs\
plural anas·to·mo·ses\-ˌsēz\

Definition of ANASTOMOSIS

1
:  the union of parts or branches (as of streams, blood vessels, or leaf veins) so as to intercommunicate or interconnect
2
:  a product of anastomosis :  network
anas·to·mot·ic \-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

anas·to·mo·sis

noun \ə-ˌnas-tə-ˈmō-səs, ˌan-əs-\   (Medical Dictionary)
plural anas·to·mo·ses \-ˌsēz\

Medical Definition of ANASTOMOSIS

1
a : a communication between or coalescence of blood vessels b : the surgical union of parts and especially hollow tubular parts <anastomosis of the ureter and colon is surgically practicable>
2
: a product of anastomosis; especially : a network (as of channels or branches) produced by anastomosis
anas·to·mot·ic \-ˈmät-ik\ adjective

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