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v. in·os·cu·lat·ed, in·os·cu·lat·ing, in·os·cu·lates
1. To unite (blood vessels, nerve fibers, or ducts) by small openings.
2. To make continuous; blend.
1. To open into one another.
2. To unite so as to be continuous; blend.

[in- + Latin ōsculāre, ōsculāt-, to provide with an opening (from ōsculum, diminutive of ōs, mouth; see ōs- in Indo-European roots).]

in·os′cu·la′tion n.
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Noun1.inosculation - a natural or surgical joining of parts or branches of tubular structures so as to make or become continuous
colligation, conjugation, conjunction, junction - the state of being joined together
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The wide difference of the fish on opposite sides of continuous mountain-ranges, which from an early period must have parted river-systems and completely prevented their inosculation, seems to lead to this same conclusion.
These surgeries have an increased level of technical difficulty and likely have poor recipient vascularity and graft bed with possibly impaired imbibition, inosculation and formation of granulation tissue.
Prior studies have confirmed that incorporation of ECs into grafts led to an earlier inosculation phenomenon (connection of the graft network with the host's capillaries).