Medical Dictionary

anastomosis

noun anas·to·mo·sis \ə-ˌnas-tə-ˈmō-səs, ˌan-əs-\
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
April 27, 2015
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