- to communicate or connect by anastomosis.
Origin of anastomose
- Anatomy. communication between blood vessels by means of collateral channels, especially when usual routes are obstructed.
- Biology, Geology. connection between parts of any branching system, as veinlets in a leaf or branches of a stream.
- Surgery, Pathology. a joining of or opening between two organs or spaces that normally are not connected.
Origin of anastomosis
Examples from the Web for anastomoses
Historical Examples of anastomoses
Galen, you may remember, recognized that there were anastomoses, but Harvey preferred the idea of filtration.The Evolution of Modern Medicine
Here it enters the interior of the bone (the semilunar sinus) and anastomoses with the corresponding artery of the opposite side.Diseases of the Horse's Foot
Harry Caulton Reeks
In the limbs as in the lungs the blood passes from artery to vein by anastomoses and porosities.An Introduction to the History of Science
- to join (two parts of a blood vessel, etc) by anastomosis
- a natural connection between two tubular structures, such as blood vessels
- the surgical union of two hollow organs or parts that are normally separate
- the separation and rejoining in a reticulate pattern of the veins of a leaf or of branches
Word Origin for anastomosis
1610s, medical or Modern Latin, from Greek anastomosis "outlet, opening," from anastomoein "to furnish with a mouth," from stoma "mouth" (see stoma). Related: Anastomotic.
- To join by anastomosis.
- To be connected by anastomosis.
- 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.