Definition of inosculate in English:

inosculate

verb

[no object]formal
  • Join by intertwining or fitting closely together.

    • ‘After tibial nerves of the rabbits were cut and inosculated, the inosculated areas were treated with local injection of chitosan and dehydrocortisol.’
    • ‘The LPA was too short for the anastomosis to the main artery, so we inosculated the injured LPA to the recipient inferior epigastric artery.’

Origin

Late 17th century: from in- ‘into’ + Latin osculare ‘provide with a mouth or outlet’ (from osculum, diminutive of os ‘mouth’), on the pattern of Greek anastomoun, in the same sense.

Pronunciation

inosculate

/ɪˈnɒskjʊleɪt/