from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- transitive v. To unite (blood vessels, nerve fibers, or ducts) by small openings.
- transitive v. To make continuous; blend.
- intransitive v. To open into one another.
- intransitive v. To unite so as to be continuous; blend.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- v. to homogenize; to make continuous
- v. to open into
- v. to unite
- n. the act of inosculating
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- intransitive v. To unite by apposition or contact, as two tubular vessels at their extremities; to anastomose.
- intransitive v. To intercommunicate; to interjoin.
- transitive v. To unite by apposition or contact, as two vessels in an animal body.
- transitive v. To unite intimately; to cause to become as one.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To unite by openings, as two vessels in an animal body; anastomose.
- In anatomy, to unite by little openings; have intercommunication by running together, as the vessels of the body; anastomose: as, one vein or artery inosculates with another.
- Hence To unite or be connected so as to have intercommunication or continuity; run together; blend by being connected terminally.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- v. come together or open into each other
- v. cause to join or open into each other by anastomosis
in-2 + Latin ōsculāre, ōsculāt-, to provide with an opening (from ōsculum, diminutive of ōs, mouth; see ōs- in Indo-European roots).(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)