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Meaning of ANASTOMOSIS

Pronunciation:  u`nastu'mowsis

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[n]  a natural or surgical joining of parts or branches of tubular structures so as to make or become continuous
 

ANASTOMOSIS is a 11 letter word that starts with A.

 

 Synonyms: inosculation
 
 See Also: colligation, conjugation, conjunction, junction

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\A*nas`to*mo"sis\, n.; pl. {Anastomoses}. [NL., fr.
Gr. ? opening, fr. ? to furnish with a mouth or opening, to
open; ? + sto`ma mouth: cf. F. anastomose.] (Anat. & Bot.)
The inosculation of vessels, or intercommunication between
two or more vessels or nerves, as the cross communication
between arteries or veins.

 
Medical Dictionary
 
 Definition: A natural, pathological (traumatic or disease-produced) or surgical join between two hollow or tubular organs, as in parts of the bowel.
 
Biology Dictionary
 
 Definition: Fusion to form a network; used to describe veins in a leaf blade.
 

 

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