anastomotic branch

a·nas·to·mot·ic branch

[TA]
a blood vessel that interconnects two neighboring vessels. [anat. usage note The term should not be used to describe internerve communication in the nervous system, because there is no analogy between a vascular anastomosing branch and a connection between nerves or their subdivisions].
Synonym(s): ramus anastomoticus [TA]

a·nas·to·mot·ic branch

(ă-nas'tŏ-mot'ik branch) [TA]
A blood vessel that interconnects two neighboring vessels. usage note Not correctly applied to nerves.

a·nas·to·mot·ic branch

(ă-nas'tŏ-mot'ik branch) [TA]
A blood vessel that interconnects two neighboring vessels.
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The scrotal-septal fasciocutaneous flap is an axial island skin flap, whose vascular pedicle is composed of the anterior and posterior scrotal arteries and their anastomotic branch.
Years ago, Rasmussen described the presence of 300 to 600 nerve fibers that extend from the upper olivary complex, through the anastomotic branch of Oort, to the lower vestibular nerve, and down to the inner and primarily the outer hair cells.