anastomosis

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Ancient Greek ἀναστόμωσις (anastómōsis), from ἀναστομόω (anastomóō, furnish with a mouth or outlet).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ənæstəˈməʊsɪs/

Noun[edit]

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anastomosis (plural anastomoses)

  1. a cross-connection between two blood vessels
  2. an interconnection between any two channels, passages or vessels
    • 1922, James Joyce, Ulysses,
      (...) our grandam, which we are linked up with by successive anastomosis of navelcords sold us all, seed, breed and generation, for a penny pippin.
  3. (medicine) the surgical creation of a connecting passage between blood vessels or other channels

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