|a cord or band of dense, tough, inelastic, white, fibrous tissue, serving to connect a muscle with a bone or part; sinew|
|the colored portion of the eye that contains a circular opening, the pupil, in its center|
|—n , pl -ses|
|1.||a natural connection between two tubular structures, such as blood vessels|
|2.||the surgical union of two hollow organs or parts that are normally separate|
|3.||the separation and rejoining in a reticulate pattern of the veins of a leaf or of branches|
|[C16: via New Latin from Greek: opening, from anastomoun to equip with a mouth, from stoma mouth]|
anastomosis a·nas·to·mo·sis (ə-nās'tə-mō'sĭs)
n. pl. a·nas·to·mo·ses (-sēz)
The direct or indirect connection of separate parts of a branching system to form a network, especially among blood vessels.
The surgical connection of separate or severed tubular hollow organs to form a continuous channel as between two parts of the intestine.
An opening created by surgery, trauma, or disease between two or more normally separate spaces or organs.