Definition of anastomose in English:


Syllabification: a·nas·to·mose
Pronunciation: /əˈnastəˌmōz, -ˌmōs


[no object] Medicine
  • 1Be linked by anastomosis: adjacent veins may anastomose
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    • The algal structure is a tightly packed series of anastomosing, rounded, irregular ridges rising from a thin layer.
    • The most prominent fault types consist of anastomosing fault strands.
    • The distal antrum and the second portion of the duodenum were then anastomosed in a Billroth I - type gastroduodenostomy.
  • 1.1 [with object] (usually be anastomosed) Link by anastomosis: the graft is anastomosed to the vein of the recipient
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    • To ensure flow of oxygenated blood to the systemic circulation by anastomosing the pulmonary artery to the hypoplastic ascending aorta.
    • The duplicated colon, which emptied into the vagina, was anastomosed to the normal colon at the level of the sigmoid colon.
    • At age 4, a left systemic-to-pulmonary fistula was performed, using a tubular prosthesis to anastomose the left subclavian artery to the left pulmonary artery.


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

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