anastomosis

noun
anas·to·mo·sis | \ə-ˌnas-tə-ˈmō-səs \
plural anastomoses\-ˌsēz \

Definition of anastomosis 

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

Other Words from anastomosis

anastomotic \-ˈmä-tik \ adjective

First Known Use of anastomosis

1541, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for anastomosis

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

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anastomosis

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

Medical Definition of anastomosis 

1a : 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

Other Words from anastomosis

anastomotic \-ˈmät-ik \ adjective

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