ANASTOMOSIS

noun. 1. a junction or opening between 2 organs, cavities, or constructions which are usually apart from one another. 2. a variant path developed by the branching out of a primary circuit. Anastomes are housed in blood and lymphatic vessels, as well as nerves. Arterial anastomoses provide the brain with assistance by making sure blood continues to move whenever a path becomes blocked due to the blowing out of a blood vessel or a clot

ANASTOMOSIS: "Blood vessels have many anastomosis pathways."
Cite this page: N., Pam M.S., "ANASTOMOSIS," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 7, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/anastomosis/ (accessed September 20, 2020).
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