Variant of anastomosis
noun pl. anastomoses
- interconnection between blood vessels, nerves, veins in a leaf, channels of a river, etc.
- a surgical joining of one hollow or tubular organ to another, as of the severed ends of the intestine after resection, or of two nerves
Origin: Modern Latin ; from Classical Greek anastomōsis, opening ; from ana-, again plush stomoein, to provide with a mouth ; from stoma, mouth
- anastomotic adjective