Inosculation

Inosculation is a natural phenomenon in which trunks, branches or roots of two trees grow together. It is biologically very similar to grafting. It is most common for branches of two trees of the same species to grow together, though inosculation may be noted across related species. The branches first grow separately in proximity to each other unt...
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Inosculation

• (n.) 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.
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Inosculation

In·os`cu·la'tion noun [ Confer French 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.
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inosculation

inosculate, inosculation 1. To join and blend with something else, or to join or blend one thing with another. 2. To unite by openings, as arteries in anastomosis. 3. To connect or join so as to become or make continuous, as fibers; to blend. 4. To unite (blood vessels, nerve fibers, or ducts) by small openings. 5. To unite intimately. 6. To un...
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