Definition of anastomose
: to connect or join by anastomosis
: to communicate or be joined by anastomosis
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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.
At Tolbachik, these networks of anastomosing lava flows will continue to grow until the rate of magma erupting at the surface drops.
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Origin and Etymology of anastomose
probably back-formation from anastomosis
First Known Use: 1697See Words from the same year
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