inosculate
verb (-lated; -lating) Etymology: 2in- + osculate Date: 1671 join, uniteinosculation noun

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  • 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

  • Inosculate — In*os cu*late, v. t. 1. To unite by apposition or contact, as two vessels in an animal body. Berkeley. [1913 Webster] 2. To unite intimately; to cause to become as one. [1913 Webster] They were still together, grew (For so they said themselves)… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • inosculate — index amalgamate, combine (join together), contact (touch), intertwine, join (bring together) …   Law 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

  • inosculate — v. [L. in, in; osculum, little mouth] To anastomose …   Dictionary of invertebrate zoology

  • 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 — in·os·cu·late (in osґku lāt) [in 1 + osculum] to unite or communicate by means of small openings or anastomoses …   Medical dictionary

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

  • inosculate — [ɪ nɒskjʊleɪt] verb formal join by intertwining or fitting closely together. Derivatives inosculation noun Origin C17: from in 2 + L. osculare provide with a mouth or outlet …   English new terms dictionary

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