Definition of anastomose in English:

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Pronunciation: /əˈnastəˌmōz/
Pronunciation: /əˈnastəˌmōs/


[no object] Medicine
1Be linked by anastomosis: adjacent veins may anastomose
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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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Syllabification: a·nas·to·mose

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