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. [1913 Webster]

The ribbing of the leaf, and the anastomosing network of its vessels. --I. Taylor. [1913 Webster]

2. Of any channels or lines, to meet and unite or run into each other, as rivers; to coalesce; to interjoin. [Webster 1913 Suppl.] ||


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