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ankylose

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verb an·ky·lose \ˈaŋ-ki-ˌlōs, -ˌlōz\

Definition of ankylose

an·ky·losedan·ky·los·ing

  1. transitive verb
  2. :  to unite or stiffen by ankylosis

  3. intransitive verb
  4. :  to undergo ankylosis



Origin of ankylose

back-formation from ankylosis


First Known Use: 1771


Medical Dictionary

ankylose

verb an·ky·lose

Medical Definition of ankylose

an·ky·losedan·ky·los·ing

  1. transitive verb

  2. :  to unite or stiffen by ankylosis <a joint ankylosed by surgery>

  3. intransitive verb

  4. :  to undergo ankylosis



Variants of ankylose

also an·chy·lose \ˈaŋ-ki-ˌlōs, -ˌlōz\play

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