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[uh-nas-tuh-mohz] /əˈnæs təˌmoʊz/
verb (used with object), verb (used without object), anastomosed, anastomosing. Physiology, Anatomy, Geology
to communicate or connect by anastomosis.
Origin of anastomose
1690-1700; back formation from anastomosis Unabridged
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Examples from the web for anastomose
  • 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.
  • They anastomose with the occipital, and with the ascending and deep cervical arteries.
  • 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.
  • These vessels do not anastomose with each other, but form what are called end-arteries.
British Dictionary definitions for anastomose


to join (two parts of a blood vessel, etc) by anastomosis
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anastomose in Medicine

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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