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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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