anastomotic branch n.
A blood vessel that connects two neighboring vessels.
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 While […]
- Anastomotic ulcer
anastomotic ulcer anastomotic ulcer n. An ulcer of the jejunum occurring after gastroenterostomy.
inversion of the usual order of words. noun (rhetoric) another term for inversion (sense 3) n. “inversion of usual word order,” 1570s, from Greek anastrophe “a turning back, a turning upside down,” from anastrephein “to turn up or back, to turn upside down,” from ana “back” (see ana-) + strephein “to turn” (see strophe).
noun an anti-oestrogen drug used in the treatment of breast cancer in post-menopausal women Also called Arimidex