Definition of anastomosis
plural anas·to·mo·sesplay \-ˌsēz\
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
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 Definition of anastomosis
plural anas·to·mo·ses \-ˌsēz\play
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: a product of anastomosis; especially : a network (as of channels or branches) produced by anastomosis
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