inosculate

[c]/ɪnˈɒskjuleɪt/ (say in'oskyoohlayt)

verb (inosculated, inosculating)
verb (t)
1. to unite by openings, as arteries in anastomosis.
2. to connect or join so as to make continuous, as fibres.
verb (i)
3. to open into one another.
4. to unite intimately.
{in-2 + Late Latin osculātus, past participle, supplied with a mouth or outlet}
inosculation /ɪˌnɒskjuˈleɪʃən/ (say i.noskyooh'layshuhn), noun

Australian English dictionary. 2014.

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  • Inosculate — In*os cu*late, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Inosculated}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Inosculating}.] [Pref. in in + osculate.] 1. To unite by apposition or contact, as two tubular vessels at their extremities; to anastomose. [1913 Webster] 2. To intercommunicate;… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Inosculate — In*os cu*late, v. t. 1. To unite by apposition or contact, as two vessels in an animal body. Berkeley. [1913 Webster] 2. To unite intimately; to cause to become as one. [1913 Webster] They were still together, grew (For so they said themselves)… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • inosculate — index amalgamate, combine (join together), contact (touch), intertwine, join (bring together) …   Law dictionary

  • inosculate — [in äs′kyo͞o lāt΄] vt., vi. inosculated, inosculating [ IN 1 + OSCULATE] 1. a) to join together by openings at the ends: said of arteries, ducts, etc. b) to intertwine: said of vines, etc. 2. to join, blend, or unite …   English World dictionary

  • inosculate — verb ( lated; lating) Etymology: 2in + osculate Date: 1671 join, unite • inosculation noun …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • inosculate — v. [L. in, in; osculum, little mouth] To anastomose …   Dictionary of invertebrate zoology

  • inosculate — inosculation, n. /in os kyeuh layt /, v.i., v.t., inosculated, inosculating. 1. to unite by openings, as arteries in anastomosis. 2. to connect or join so as to become or make continuous, as fibers; blend. 3. to unite intimately. [1665 75; IN 2 + …   Universalium

  • inosculate — 1. verb a) to homogenize; to make continuous b) to open into 2. noun the act of inosculating See Also: inosculation …   Wiktionary

  • inosculate — in·os·cu·late (in osґku lāt) [in 1 + osculum] to unite or communicate by means of small openings or anastomoses …   Medical dictionary

  • inosculate — in·os·cu·late || ɪ nÉ‘skjÉ™leɪt / nÉ’skjÊŠl v. unite, join, merge; join by openings (such as blood vessels) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • inosculate — [ɪ nɒskjʊleɪt] verb formal join by intertwining or fitting closely together. Derivatives inosculation noun Origin C17: from in 2 + L. osculare provide with a mouth or outlet …   English new terms dictionary

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