anastomosis

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

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anastomosis (countable and uncountable, 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, bowels or other channels.
  4. The insertion of one word within another, as in "underdarkneath" (James Joyce).

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  • IPA(key): /anastoˈmosis/, [anast̪oˈmosis]

Noun[edit]

anastomosis f (plural anastomosis)

  1. anastomosis

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