Definition of inosculate in English:


Line breaks: in|oscu|late
Pronunciation: /ɪˈnɒskjʊleɪt


[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.



Pronunciation: /-ˈleɪʃ(ə)n/
More example sentences
  • All grafts appeared healthy and inosculation was noted for 80-100% of the graft edges on days 7 and 9.
  • For several days also direct compression upon the spot of inosculation was combined with this pressure at the cardiac side.


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.

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