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Vein skeleton of a Hydrangea leaf showing anastomoses of veins

An anastomosis is a surgical connection between two structures. It usually means a connection that is created between tubular structures, such as blood vessels or loops of intestine. For example, when part of an intestine is surgically removed, the two remaining ends are sewn or stapled together (anastomosed).

The term is used in medicine,[1] biology, mycology, geology, and geography.[2]


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  2. Makaske, Bart (2001). "Anastomosing rivers: a review of their classification, origin and sedimentary products" (PDF). Earth-Science Reviews. 53 (3–4): 149–196. Bibcode:2001ESRv...53..149M. doi:10.1016/s0012-8252(00)00038-6. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2016-10-11. Retrieved 2016-08-21.