anastomose

verb anas·to·mose \ ə-ˈnas-tə-ˌmōz , -ˌmōs \

Definition of anastomose

anastomosed; anastomosing
transitive verb
:to connect or join by anastomosis
intransitive verb
:to communicate or be joined by anastomosis

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Origin and Etymology of anastomose

probably back-formation from anastomosis


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anastomose

verb anas·to·mose \ ə-ˈnas-tə-ˌmōz, -ˌmōs \

medical Definition of anastomose

anastomosed; anastomosing
transitive verb
:to connect or join by anastomosis
intransitive verb
:to communicate by anastomosis

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