verb (used with or without object), a·nas·to·mosed, a·nas·to·mos·ing. Physiology, Anatomy, Geology.
Origin of anastomose
noun, plural a·nas·to·mo·ses [uh-nas-tuh-moh-seez] /əˌnæs təˈmoʊ siz/.
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
noun plural -ses (-siːz)
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.