anastomose /əˈnastəməʊz/


I. verb

[Medicine] link or be linked by anastomosis.

[no obj.]

adjacent veins may anastomose.
these anastomose with branches of the carotid artery.
[with obj.]
the graft is anastomosed to the vein of the recipient.
– origin late 17th cent.: coined in French from Greek anastomōsis (see anastomosis).

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