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. [1913 Webster]

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  • inosculation — [inɔskylɑsjɔ̃] n. f. ÉTYM. 1867, Littré; du lat. in « dans », et osculari « baiser ». ❖ ♦ Méd. Abouchement direct de deux vaisseaux de même calibre (Garnier). || …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Inosculation — is a natural phenomenon in which two trees, or more commonly the branches thereof, grow together. When occurring in plants, it is biologically very similar to grafting.OccurrenceIt is most common for branches of two trees of the same species to… …   Wikipedia

  • Inosculation — (lat.), Zusammenfügung der Gefäße im menschlichen Körper …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • Inosculation — Inosculation, lat. dtsch., was Anastomose (s. d.) …   Herders Conversations-Lexikon

  • inosculation — noun see inosculate …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • inosculation — See inosculate. * * * …   Universalium

  • inosculation — in·os·cu·la·tion (.)in .äs kyə lā shən n ANASTOMOSIS (1a) * * * in·os·cu·la·tion (in os″ku laґshən) the establishment of communication by means of small openings or anastomoses; especially, establishment of such communication between… …   Medical dictionary

  • inosculation — (i no sku la sion) s. f. Terme d anatomie. Synonyme d anastomose.    Il signifie aussi l abouchement des deux bouts d un vaisseau divisé en travers, avec conservation du calibre après la cicatrisation. ÉTYMOLOGIE    In.... 2, et le lat. osculari …   Dictionnaire de la Langue Française d'Émile Littré

  • inosculation — n. union, joining; junction of two openings (as of blood vessels) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • inosculation — n. (Bot. and A nat.) Anastomosis …   New dictionary of synonyms

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