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ankylosis

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noun, an·ky·lo·sis \ˌaŋ-ki-ˈlō-səs\

Definition of ankylosis

plural ankylosesplay \-ˌsēz\

  1. 1 :  stiffness or fixation of a joint by disease or surgery

  2. 2 :  union of separate bones or hard parts to form a single bone or part

ankylotic play \-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


Medical Dictionary

ankylosis

noun an·ky·lo·sis

Medical Definition of ankylosis

plural ankyloses \-ˌsēz\play

  1. :  stiffness or fixation of a joint by disease or surgery

ankylotic also anchylotic \-ˈlät-ik\play adjective


Variants of ankylosis

also anchylosis \ˌaŋ-ki-ˈlō-səs\play

Learn More about ankylosis

  1. Medical Dictionary: Definition of "ankylosis"


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