Anastomoses



to communicate or connect by .
Anatomy. communication between blood vessels by means of collateral channels, especially when usual routes are obstructed.
Biology, Geology. connection between parts of any branching system, as veinlets in a leaf or branches of a stream.
Surgery, Pathology. a joining of or opening between two organs or spaces that normally are not connected.
Historical Examples

Galen, you may remember, recognized that there were anastomoses, but Harvey preferred the idea of filtration.
The Evolution of Modern Medicine William Osler

Here it enters the interior of the bone (the semilunar sinus) and anastomoses with the corresponding artery of the opposite side.
Diseases of the Horse’s Foot Harry Caulton Reeks

In the limbs as in the lungs the blood passes from artery to vein by anastomoses and porosities.
An Introduction to the History of Science Walter Libby

verb
to join (two parts of a blood vessel, etc) by anastomosis
noun (pl) -ses (-siːz)
a natural connection between two tubular structures, such as blood vessels
the surgical union of two hollow organs or parts that are normally separate
the separation and rejoining in a reticulate pattern of the veins of a leaf or of branches
n.

1610s, medical or Modern Latin, from Greek anastomosis “outlet, opening,” from anastomoein “to furnish with a mouth,” from stoma “mouth” (see stoma). Related: Anastomotic.

anastomose a·nas·to·mose (ə-nās’tə-mōz’, -mōs’)
v. a·nas·to·mosed, a·nas·to·mos·es, a·nas·to·mos·ing

To join by anastomosis.

To be connected by anastomosis.

anastomosis a·nas·to·mo·sis (ə-nās’tə-mō’sĭs)
n. pl. a·nas·to·mo·ses (-sēz)

The direct or indirect connection of separate parts of a branching system to form a network, especially among blood vessels.

The surgical connection of separate or severed tubular hollow organs to form a continuous channel as between two parts of the intestine.

An opening created by surgery, trauma, or disease between two or more normally separate spaces or organs.

a·nas’to·mot’ic (-mŏt’ĭk) adj.

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