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
First Known Use: 1541
Medical Definition of anastomosis
1a: a communication between or coalescence of blood vesselsb: 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
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