Galen, you may remember, recognized that there were anastomoses, but Harvey preferred the idea of filtration.
Here it enters the interior of the bone (the semilunar sinus) and anastomoses with the corresponding artery of the opposite side.
In the limbs as in the lungs the blood passes from artery to vein by anastomoses and porosities.
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
To join by anastomosis.
To be connected by anastomosis.
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.