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Link or be linked by anastomosis.[no object] ‘adjacent veins may anastomose’‘these anastomose with branches of the carotid artery’[with object] ‘the graft is anastomosed to the vein of the recipient’
- ‘This branch enters the skull through the superior orbital fissure or a small foramen in the greater wing of the sphenoid to anastomose with the ophthalmic artery.’
- ‘Using an operating microscope, the cut and often fibrosed ends of the vas deferens are dissected free from surrounding tissue and anastomosed using fine nylon sutures to re-establish patency.’
- ‘The nodules were wrapped by anastomosing networks of blood vessels, reminiscent of the cotyledons of a placenta.’
- ‘The left renal may anastomose with the splenic vein and receive lumbar veins.’
- ‘At age 4, a left systemic-to-pulmonary fistula was performed, using a tubular prosthesis to anastomose the left subclavian artery to the left pulmonary artery.’
Late 17th century: coined in French from Greek anastomōsis (see anastomosis).
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