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ankylose

verb an·ky·lose \ˈaŋ-ki-ˌlōs, -ˌlōz\
an·ky·losedan·ky·los·ing

Definition of ANKYLOSE

transitive verb
:  to unite or stiffen by ankylosis
intransitive verb
:  to undergo ankylosis

Origin of ANKYLOSE

back-formation from ankylosis
First Known Use: 1771

ankylose

verb an·ky·lose   (Medical Dictionary)
an·ky·losedan·ky·los·ing

Medical Definition of ANKYLOSE

transitive verb
:  to unite or stiffen by ankylosis <a joint ankylosed by surgery>
intransitive verb
:  to undergo ankylosis

Variants of ANKYLOSE

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

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