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anastomosis

a·nas·to·mo·sis

anastomosis

pronunciation:
nae st mo sihs
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part of speech: noun
inflections: anastomoses
definition 1: an interconnection between branches or tributaries, as in a river or blood vessels.
definition 2: the surgical connection of two hollow organs or organ parts, such as the ends of a severed intestine, to make one organ.
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The word anastomosis contains the following part: