Pronunciation: ă-nas′tō-mō′sis, -sez
- A natural communication, direct or indirect, between two blood vessels or other tubular structures.
- An operative union of two structures (vessels, ureters, nerves).
- An opening created by surgery, trauma, or disease between two or more normally separate spaces or organs.
[G. anastomōsis, from anastomoō, to furnish with a mouth]
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