, -·lat·ed, -·lat·ing
- to join together by openings at the ends: said of arteries, ducts, etc.
- to intertwine: said of vines, etc.
- to join, blend, or unite intimately
Origin of inosculatein- + osculate
verbin·os·cu·lat·ed, in·os·cu·lat·ing, in·os·cu·lates
- To unite (blood vessels, nerve fibers, or ducts) by small openings.
- To make continuous; blend.
- To open into one another.
- To unite so as to be continuous; blend.
Origin of inosculatein–2 + Latin &omacron;sculare, &omacron;sculat-, to provide with an opening (from &omacron;sculum, diminutive of &omacron;s, mouth; see &omacron;s- in Indo-European roots).
(third-person singular simple present inosculates, present participle inosculating, simple past and past participle inosculated)
- the act of inosculating