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inosculation


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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Inosculation  \In*os`cu*la"tion\,  n.  [Cf.  F.  inosculation.] 
  The  junction  or  connection  of  vessels,  channels,  or  passages, 
  so  that  their  contents  pass  from  one  to  the  other  union  by 
  mouths  or  ducts;  anastomosis;  intercommunication;  as 
  inosculation  of  veins,  etc  --Ray. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  inosculation 
  n  :  a  natural  or  surgical  joining  of  parts  or  branches  of 
  tubular  structures  so  as  to  make  or  become  continuous 
  [syn:  {anastomosis}] 




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