Inosculating
Inosculate In*os"cu*late, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Inosculated}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Inosculating}.] [Pref. in- in + osculate.] 1. To unite by apposition or contact, as two tubular vessels at their extremities; to anastomose. [1913 Webster]

2. To intercommunicate; to interjoin. [1913 Webster]

The several monthly divisions of the journal may inosculate, but not the several volumes. --De Quincey. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • inosculating — in·os·cu·late || ɪ nÉ‘skjÉ™leɪt / nÉ’skjÊŠl v. unite, join, merge; join by openings (such as blood vessels) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • inosculating — …   Useful english dictionary

  • Inosculate — In*os cu*late, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Inosculated}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Inosculating}.] [Pref. in in + osculate.] 1. To unite by apposition or contact, as two tubular vessels at their extremities; to anastomose. [1913 Webster] 2. To intercommunicate;… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Inosculated — Inosculate In*os cu*late, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Inosculated}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Inosculating}.] [Pref. in in + osculate.] 1. To unite by apposition or contact, as two tubular vessels at their extremities; to anastomose. [1913 Webster] 2. To… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • inosculate — inosculation, n. /in os kyeuh layt /, v.i., v.t., inosculated, inosculating. 1. to unite by openings, as arteries in anastomosis. 2. to connect or join so as to become or make continuous, as fibers; blend. 3. to unite intimately. [1665 75; IN 2 + …   Universalium

  • inosculate — 1. verb a) to homogenize; to make continuous b) to open into 2. noun the act of inosculating See Also: inosculation …   Wiktionary

  • inosculate — [c]/ɪnˈɒskjuleɪt/ (say in oskyoohlayt) verb (inosculated, inosculating) –verb (t) 1. to unite by openings, as arteries in anastomosis. 2. to connect or join so as to make continuous, as fibres. –verb (i) 3. to open into one another. 4. to unite… …   Australian English dictionary

  • inosculate — [in äs′kyo͞o lāt΄] vt., vi. inosculated, inosculating [ IN 1 + OSCULATE] 1. a) to join together by openings at the ends: said of arteries, ducts, etc. b) to intertwine: said of vines, etc. 2. to join, blend, or unite …   English World dictionary

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