- 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 of anastomosisModern Latin from Classical Greek anastom?sis, opening from ana-, again + stomoein, to provide with a mouth from stoma, mouth
- The connection of separate parts of a branching system to form a network, as of leaf veins, blood vessels, or a river and its branches.
- Medicine The surgical connection of separate or severed tubular hollow organs to form a continuous channel, as between two parts of the intestine.
Origin of anastomosisLate Latin anastomōsis from Greek outlet from anastomoun to furnish with a mouth ana- ana- stoma mouth
From Ancient Greek ἀναστόμωσις (anastomōsis), from ἀναστομόω (anastomoō, “furnish with a mouth or outlet”).