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n. pl. a·nas·to·mo·ses (-sēz)
1. The connection of separate parts of a branching system to form a network, as of leaf veins, blood vessels, or a river and its branches.
2. Medicine The surgical connection of separate or severed tubular hollow organs to form a continuous channel, as between two parts of the intestine.

[Late Latin anastomōsis, from Greek, outlet, from anastomoun, to furnish with a mouth : ana-, ana- + stoma, mouth.]

a·nas′to·mot′ic (-mŏt′ĭk) adj.
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Adj.1.anastomotic - of or relating to or exhibiting anastomosis
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Patients enrolled in the study were restricted to a two-week post-op liquid/soft diet, underwent an upper GI series to confirm anastomotic patency (the degree of openness or exposure) at two weeks post implant, and received follow-up endoscopies at two and six months to visualise the anastomosis.