anastomosis

noun anas·to·mo·sis \ ə-ˌnas-tə-ˈmō-səs \

Definition of anastomosis

plural anastomoses play \-ˌsēz\
1 : the union of parts or branches (as of streams, blood vessels, or leaf veins) so as to intercommunicate or interconnect
2 : a product of anastomosis : network

anastomotic

play \-ˈmä-tik\ adjective

Origin and Etymology of anastomosis

Late Latin, from Greek anastomōsis, from anastomoun to provide with an outlet, from ana- + stoma mouth, opening — more at stomach


Medical Dictionary

anastomosis

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

medical Definition of anastomosis

plural anastomoses play \-ˌsēz\
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

anastomotic

play \-ˈmät-ik\ adjective

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