Definition of inosculate in English:

inosculate

verb

[no object]formal
  • Join by intertwining or fitting closely together.

    ‘The LPA was too short for the anastomosis to the main artery, so we inosculated the injured LPA to the recipient inferior epigastric artery.’
    ‘After tibial nerves of the rabbits were cut and inosculated, the inosculated areas were treated with local injection of chitosan and dehydrocortisol.’

Origin

Late 17th century from in-‘into’ + Latin osculare ‘provide with a mouth or outlet’ (from osculum, diminutive of os ‘mouth’), on the pattern of Greek anastomoun, in the same sense.

Pronunciation

inosculate

/ɪˈnɒskjʊleɪt/