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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).]
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1. (Physiology) physiol (of small blood vessels) to communicate by anastomosis
2. to unite or be united so as to be continuous; blend
3. to intertwine or cause to intertwine
[C17: from in-2 + Latin ōsculāre to equip with an opening, from ōsculum, diminutive of ōs mouth]
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v.i., v.t. -lat•ed, -lat•ing.
to join, connect, or unite, as arteries or fibers.
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Past participle: inosculated
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|Verb||1.||inosculate - come together or open into each other; "the blood vessels anastomose"|
|2.||inosculate - cause to join or open into each other by anastomosis; "anastomose blood vessels"|
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