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a•nas•to•mo•sis



Pronunciation: (u-nas"tu-mō'sis), [key]
n.,
pl. -sesPronunciation: (-sēz). [key]

1. Anat.communication between blood vessels by means of collateral channels, esp. when usual routes are obstructed.
2. Biol., Geol.connection between parts of any branching system, as veinlets in a leaf or branches of a stream.
3. Surg., Pathol.a joining of or opening between two organs or spaces that normally are not connected.

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

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