verb (used with or without object), a·nas·to·mosed, a·nas·to·mos·ing. Physiology, Anatomy, Geology.

to communicate or connect by anastomosis.

Origin of anastomose

First recorded in 1690–1700; back formation from anastomosis Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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to join (two parts of a blood vessel, etc) by anastomosis
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anastomosing in Medicine


[ə-năstə-mōz′, -mōs′]


To join by anastomosis.
To be connected by anastomosis.
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