anastomose

[uh-nas-tuh-mohz]
verb (used with object), verb (used without object), anastomosed, anastomosing. Physiology, Anatomy, Geology.
to communicate or connect by anastomosis.

Origin:
1690–1700; back formation from anastomosis

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anastomose (əˈnæstəˌməʊz)
 
vb
to join (two parts of a blood vessel, etc) by anastomosis

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anastomose a·nas·to·mose (ə-nās'tə-mōz', -mōs')
v. a·nas·to·mosed, a·nas·to·mos·es, a·nas·to·mos·ing

  1. To join by anastomosis.

  2. To be connected by anastomosis.

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Example sentences
The arteries around the ankle-joint anastomose freely with one another and form
  net-works below the corresponding malleoli.
The arteries of neighboring lobules are independent of each other, but the
  veins freely anastomose.
The veins returning the blood from the cranial dura mater anastomose with the
  diploic veins and end in the various sinuses.
The ramifications of this vessel anastomose with the arteries of the cancellous
  and compact tissues.
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