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n.1. (in anatomy) a communication between two blood vessels without any intervening capillary network. See arteriovenous anastomosis. 2. (in surgery) an artificial connection between two tubular organs or parts, especially between two normally separate parts of the intestine or two blood vessels. See also shunt.

1. (in anatomy) a communication between two blood vessels without any intervening capillary network. See arteriovenous anastomosis. 2. (in surgery) an artificial connection between two tubular organs or parts, especially between two normally separate parts of the intestine or two blood vessels. See also shunt.

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