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1. To open one structure into another directly or by connecting channels, said of blood vessels, lymphatics, and hollow viscera; also incorrectly applied to nerves.
2. To unite by means of an anastomosis, or connection between formerly separate structures.
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v. anasto·mosed, anasto·mosing, anasto·moses
To join by anastomosis.
To be connected by anastomosis, as blood vessels.
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1. To form one or more open communications with another structure; said of blood vessels and tubular and hollow viscera. usage note Not correctly said of nerves.
2. To unite surgically by means of an anastomosis; to make a communication between formerly separate structures.
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anastomosejoining to form loops, interconnecting, as in capillary blood vessels.
Collins Dictionary of Biology, 3rd ed. © W. G. Hale, V. A. Saunders, J. P. Margham 2005