ankylosis


an·ky·lo·sis

noun \ˌaŋ-ki-ˈlō-səs\
plural an·ky·lo·ses\-ˌsēz\

Definition of ANKYLOSIS

1
:  stiffness or fixation of a joint by disease or surgery
2
:  union of separate bones or hard parts to form a single bone or part
an·ky·lot·ic \-ˈlä-tik\ adjective

Origin of ANKYLOSIS

New Latin, from Greek ankylōsis, from ankyloun to make crooked, from ankylos crooked — more at angle
First Known Use: 1713

an·ky·lo·sis

noun    (Medical Dictionary)
plural an·ky·lo·ses \-ˌsēz\

Medical Definition of ANKYLOSIS

: stiffness or fixation of a joint by disease or surgery
an·ky·lot·ic also an·chy·lot·ic \-ˈlät-ik\ adjective

Variants of ANKYLOSIS

an·ky·lo·sis also an·chy·lo·sis \ˌaŋ-ki-ˈlō-səs\

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