Definition of anastomose in English:



  • 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’
    • ‘The algal structure is a tightly packed series of anastomosing, rounded, irregular ridges rising from a thin layer.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘The nodules were wrapped by anastomosing networks of blood vessels, reminiscent of the cotyledons of a placenta.’
    • ‘The most prominent fault types consist of anastomosing fault strands.’
    • ‘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 distal antrum and the second portion of the duodenum were then anastomosed in a Billroth I - type gastroduodenostomy.’
    • ‘A tubular testis, which appears to be anastomosing, characterizes the primitive sarcopterygian and the coelacanth.’
    • ‘The left renal may anastomose with the splenic vein and receive lumbar veins.’


Late 17th century: coined in French from Greek anastomōsis (see anastomosis).