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anastomosis

[uh-nas-tuh-moh-sis] /əˌnæs təˈmoʊ sɪs/
noun, plural anastomoses
[uh-nas-tuh-moh-seez] /əˌnæs təˈmoʊ siz/ (Show IPA)
1.
Anatomy. communication between blood vessels by means of collateral channels, especially when usual routes are obstructed.
2.
Biology, Geology. connection between parts of any branching system, as veinlets in a leaf or branches of a stream.
3.
Surgery, Pathology. a joining of or opening between two organs or spaces that normally are not connected.
Origin
1605-1615
1605-15; < Neo-Latin < Greek: opening. See ana-, stoma, -osis
Related forms
anastomotic
[uh-nas-tuh-mot-ik] /əˌnæs təˈmɒt ɪk/ (Show IPA),
adjective
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anastomosis

/əˌnæstəˈməʊsɪs/
noun (pl) -ses (-siːz)
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
Derived Forms
anastomotic (əˌnæstəˈmɒtɪk) adjective
Word Origin
C16: via New Latin from Greek: opening, from anastomoun to equip with a mouth, from stoma mouth
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anastomosis
1610s, Mod.L., from Gk. anastomosis "outlet, opening," from anastomoein "to furnish with a mouth," from stoma "mouth" (see stoma).
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anastomosis a·nas·to·mo·sis (ə-nās'tə-mō'sĭs)
n. pl. a·nas·to·mo·ses (-sēz)

  1. The direct or indirect connection of separate parts of a branching system to form a network, especially among blood vessels.

  2. The surgical connection of separate or severed tubular hollow organs to form a continuous channel as between two parts of the intestine.

  3. An opening created by surgery, trauma, or disease between two or more normally separate spaces or organs.


a·nas'to·mot'ic (-mŏt'ĭk) adj.
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