Definition of anastomose in US English:

anastomose

verb

[no object]Medicine
  • 1Be linked by anastomosis.

    ‘adjacent veins may anastomose’
    • ‘A tubular testis, which appears to be anastomosing, characterizes the primitive sarcopterygian and the coelacanth.’
    • ‘The most prominent fault types consist of anastomosing fault strands.’
    • ‘The algal structure is a tightly packed series of anastomosing, rounded, irregular ridges rising from a thin layer.’
    • ‘The left renal may anastomose with the splenic vein and receive lumbar veins.’
    • ‘The nodules were wrapped by anastomosing networks of blood vessels, reminiscent of the cotyledons of a placenta.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘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 distal antrum and the second portion of the duodenum were then anastomosed in a Billroth I - type gastroduodenostomy.’
    • ‘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.’
    1. 1.1usually be anastomosedwith object Link by anastomosis.
      ‘the graft is anastomosed to the vein of the recipient’
      • ‘The main pulmonary artery is divided and anastomosed to the hypoplastic ascending aorta.’
      • ‘In the procedure, the upper small intestine was anastomosed to the lower small intestine in an attempt to bypass much of the absorptive circuit.’
      • ‘To ensure flow of oxygenated blood to the systemic circulation by anastomosing the pulmonary artery to the hypoplastic ascending aorta.’
      • ‘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.’
      • ‘The duplicated colon, which emptied into the vagina, was anastomosed to the normal colon at the level of the sigmoid colon.’

Origin

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

Pronunciation