noun, plural: anastomoses
(1) Interconnection between parts of a branching system forming a network, as in leaf anastomosis.
Related forms: anastomotic (adjective).
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... with splenomegaly, ascites, GI bleeding and/or portal systemic encephalopathy. The consequences of portal hypertension are due to portal systemic anastomosis formed by the body as an attempt to bypass the obstructed liver circulation. These collateral vessels form along the falciform ligament, ...
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