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ANASTOMOSIS (a Greek word in which th...

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Originally appearing in Volume V01, Page 919 of the 1911 Encyclopedia Britannica.
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ANASTOMOSIS (a Greek word in which the second o is long, from avaaroµovv, to furnish with a mouth or outlet), the inter-communication between two vessels; a word used in vegetable and animal anatomy for the communication between channels (arteries and veins) containing fluid, and also for the crossing between the veins or branches of leaves, trees, insect-wings or river-connexions, and by analogy in art-design.
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