arteriovenous anastomosis


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Related to arteriovenous anastomosis: vasa vasorum, arterial anastomosis

arteriovenous anastomosis

[är‚tir·ē·ō′vē·nəs ə‚nas·tə′mō·səs]
(anatomy)
A blood vessel that connects an arteriole directly to a venule without capillary intervention.
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