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NOUN (1)

1. a natural or surgical joining of parts or branches of tubular structures so as to make or become continuous;
[syn: anastomosis, inosculation]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

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]