(In*os"cu*late) v. i. [imp. & p. p. Inosculated ; p. pr. & vb. n. Inosculating ] [Pref. in- in
1. To unite by apposition or contact, as two tubular vessels at their extremities; to anastomose.
2. To intercommunicate; to interjoin.
The several monthly divisions of the journal may inosculate, but not the several volumes.De Quincey.
(In*os"cu*late) v. t.
1. To unite by apposition or contact, as two vessels in an animal body. Berkeley.
2. To unite intimately; to cause to become as one.
They were still together, grewTennyson.
(For so they said themselves) inosculated.
(In*os`cu*la"tion) n. [Cf. F. inosculation.] The junction or connection of vessels, channels,
or passages, so that their contents pass from one to the other; union by mouths or ducts; anastomosis; intercommunication; as,
inosculation of veins, etc. Ray.
(In`o*sin"ic) a. [From Inosite.] (Chem.) Pertaining to, or derived from, inosite; as, inosinic
(In"o*site) n. [Gr. 'i`s, 'ino`s, strength, muscle.] (Physiol. Chem.) A white crystalline substance
with a sweet taste, found in certain animal tissues and fluids, particularly in the muscles of the heart and
lungs, also in some plants, as in unripe pease, beans, potato sprouts, etc. Called also phaseomannite.
Chemically, it has the composition represented by the formula, C6H12O6+H2O, and was formerly regarded
as a carbohydrate, isomeric with dextrose, but is now known to be an aromatic compound (a hexacid
phenol derivative of benzene).
(In*ox"idi`za*ble) a. (Chem.) Incapable of being oxidized; as, gold and platinum are inoxidizable
in the air.
(In*ox"i*dize) v. i. To prevent or hinder oxidation, rust, or decay; as, inoxidizing oils or varnishes.
(||In` pos"se) [L.] In possibility; possible, although not yet in existence or come to pass; contradistinguished
from in esse.
(In`quar*ta"tion) n. Quartation.
(In"quest) n. [OE. enqueste, OF. enqueste, F. enquête, LL. inquesta, for inquisita, fr. L. inquisitus,
p. p. of inquirere. See Inquire.]
1. Inquiry; quest; search. [R.] Spenser.
The laborious and vexatious inquest that the soul must make after science.South.
2. (Law) (a) Judicial inquiry; official examination, esp. before a jury; as, a coroner's inquest in case of
a sudden death. (b) A body of men assembled under authority of law to inquire into any matter, civil or
criminal, particularly any case of violent or sudden death; a jury, particularly a coroner's jury. The grand
jury is sometimes called the grand inquest. See under Grand. (c) The finding of the jury upon such