anastomose

verb
anas·​to·​mose | \ ə-ˈna-stə-ˌmōz How to pronounce anastomose (audio) , -ˌmōs \
anastomosed; anastomosing

Definition of anastomose

transitive verb

: to connect or join by anastomosis

intransitive verb

: to communicate or be joined by anastomosis

Examples of anastomose in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web We were immediately struck by the extensive, complex, anastomosing system of internal channels and branches present deep inside the premaxillae and maxillae, snaking and curving around the tooth roots. Darren Naish, Scientific American Blog Network, "The Sensitive Face of a Big Predatory Dinosaur," 16 June 2017 At Tolbachik, these networks of anastomosing lava flows will continue to grow until the rate of magma erupting at the surface drops. Erik Klemetti, WIRED, "Tolbachik Eruption: Identifying Lava Flow Features," 10 Dec. 2012

These example sentences are selected automatically from various online news sources to reflect current usage of the word 'anastomose.' Views expressed in the examples do not represent the opinion of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback.

First Known Use of anastomose

1697, in the meaning defined at transitive sense

History and Etymology for anastomose

probably back-formation from anastomosis

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about anastomose

Time Traveler for anastomose

Time Traveler

The first known use of anastomose was in 1697

See more words from the same year

Statistics for anastomose

Cite this Entry

“Anastomose.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/anastomose. Accessed 17 May. 2021.

Style: MLA
MLACheck Mark Icon ChicagoCheck Mark Icon APACheck Mark Icon Merriam-WebsterCheck Mark Icon

Keep scrolling for more

More Definitions for anastomose

anastomose

verb
anas·​to·​mose | \ ə-ˈnas-tə-ˌmōz, -ˌmōs How to pronounce anastomose (audio) \
anastomosed; anastomosing

Medical Definition of anastomose

transitive verb

: to connect or join by anastomosis

intransitive verb

: to communicate by anastomosis

Comments on anastomose

What made you want to look up anastomose? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

Test Your Vocabulary

Words Used by Nabokov Quiz

  • image1676440788
  • Choose the best definition or synonym for the word in bold: "There are some eructations that sound like cheers—at least, mine did." Lolita
True or False

Test your knowledge - and maybe learn something along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ
 AlphaBear 2

Spell words. Make bears.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!