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”)
An anastomosis is a surgical connection between parts and especially hollow tubular parts like blood vessels or distal parts of intestine.