verb[no object] formal
Join by intertwining or fitting closely together.
More example sentences
- The LPA was too short for the anastomosis to the main artery, so we inosculated the injured LPA to the recipient inferior epigastric artery.
- After tibial nerves of the rabbits were cut and inosculated, the inosculated areas were treated with local injection of chitosan and dehydrocortisol.
late 17th century: from in-2 'into' + Latin osculare 'provide with a mouth or outlet' (from osculum, diminutive of os 'mouth'), on the pattern of Greek anastomoun, in the same sense.
Definition of inosculate in:
- The US English dictionary