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Pronunciation: ko-myu-ni-ka'shun


  1. An opening or connecting passage between two structures.
  2. In anatomy, a joining or connecting, said of fibrous, solid structures, (tendons and nerves). [anat. usage note Anastomosis is incorrectly used as a synonym.]
  3. Information or ideas transmitted from one party to another.

[L. communicatio]

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