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Pronunciation: ă-nas′tō-mōs


  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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