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Term: anastomosis
Literally meaning: communicating opening
Origin: Anc Greek
ανά- /ana-(=combining form meaning upon, throughout)
+ στόμα/stoma (=mouth)  >τομή/tome(=cutting, incision)
+ (-ωσις)/(-osis )(=suffix denoting “process” or “state”)
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Definition
An anastomosis is a surgical connection between parts and especially hollow tubular parts like blood vessels or distal parts of intestine.  

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