joining in a network, forming a network, e.g. river channels, blood vessels

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  • Anastomosing — Anastomose A*nas to*mose, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Anastomozed}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Anastomosing}.] [Cf. F. anastomoser, fr. anastomose. See {Anastomosis}.] 1. (Anat. & Bot.) To inosculate; to intercommunicate by anastomosis, as the arteries and veins …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • anastomosing — adjective /əˈnæs.təˌmoʊ.zɪŋ/ Fused together in a vein like network; used to describe mushroom gills that are interconnected with veins …   Wiktionary

  • anastomosing — v. surgically connect one organ to another (as in separate parts of the intestine) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • anastomosing —   Connecting with one another, particularly applied to veins, e.g. some veins in the leaves of Stangeria eriopus.   Cf. parallel veined …   Expanded glossary of Cycad terms

  • anastomosing — …   Useful english dictionary

  • anastomosing colony — (BRYOZOA) A branching erect colony where branches join and rebranch to form an open network …   Dictionary of invertebrate zoology

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  • trabeculae of bone — anastomosing bony spicules in cancellous bone which form a meshwork of intercommunicating spaces that are filled with bone marrow …   Medical dictionary

  • branch — An offshoot; in anatomy, one of the primary divisions of a nerve or blood vessel. A b.. See ramus, artery, nerve, vein. SYN: ramus (1) [TA]. accessory meningeal b. SYN: pterygomeningeal artery …   Medical dictionary

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