anastomosis

anastomosis is a topic covered in the Taber's Medical Dictionary.

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(ă-nas″tŏ-mō′sĭs)

(ă-nas″tŏ-mō′sēz″)

pl. anastomoses [Gr., anastomōsis, opening]

1. A natural communication between two vessels. The communication may be direct or through connecting channels.
2. The surgical or pathological connection of two tubular structures.
anastomotic (ă-nas″tŏ-mot′ĭk), adj.

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