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arthrodesis

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noun, ar·throd·e·sis \är-ˈthrä-də-səs\

Definition of arthrodesis

plural arthrodesesplay \-ˌsēz\

  1. :  the surgical immobilization of a joint so that the bones grow solidly together



Origin of arthrodesis

New Latin, from arthr- + Greek desis binding, from dein to bind


First Known Use: circa 1901


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arthrodesis

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noun ar·throd·e·sis \är-ˈthräd-ə-səs\

Medical Definition of arthrodesis

plural arthrodeses \-ˌsēz\play

  1. :  the surgical immobilization of a joint so that the bones grow solidly together :  artificial ankylosis




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