Where the anastomosis is less free the process is more prolonged.
"Manual of Surgery" by Alexis Thomson and Alexander Miles
Anastomosis: a running together; usually applied to wing veins, often to markings; sometimes used like stigma, q.v.
"Explanation of Terms Used in Entomology" by John. B. Smith
In the smaller vessels a frequent running together, or anastomosis, occurs.
"Special Report on Diseases of the Horse" by United States Department of Agriculture
WHOLE; ANOMALIES; RAMIFICATION; ANASTOMOSIS.
"Surgical Anatomy" by Joseph Maclise
By means of anastomosis, if the course of a fluid is arrested in one vessel it can proceed along others.
"The New Gresham Encyclopedia. Vol. 1 Part 2" by Various