Meaning of anastomosis


Pronunciation: (u-nas"tu-mō'sis), [key]
— pl. -ses
  1. communication between blood vessels by means of collateral channels, esp. when usual routes are obstructed.
  2. connection between parts of any branching system, as veinlets in a leaf or branches of a stream.
  3. a joining of or opening between two organs or spaces that normally are not connected.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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