Definition of anastomose in English:

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Pronunciation: /əˈnastəməʊz/


Link or be linked by anastomosis: [no object]: adjacent veins may anastomose these anastomose with branches of the carotid artery [with object]: the graft is anastomosed to the vein of the recipient
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  • The nodules were wrapped by anastomosing networks of blood vessels, reminiscent of the cotyledons of a placenta.
  • The left renal may anastomose with the splenic vein and receive lumbar veins.
  • This branch enters the skull through the superior orbital fissure or a small foramen in the greater wing of the sphenoid to anastomose with the ophthalmic artery.


Late 17th century: coined in French from Greek anastomōsis (see anastomosis).

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