ankylose

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verb an·ky·lose \ˈaŋ-ki-ˌlōs, -ˌlōz\

Definition of ankylose

ankylosed

;

ankylosing

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

  3. intransitive verb
  4. :  to undergo ankylosis

Origin and Etymology of ankylose

back-formation from ankylosis


First Known Use: 1771


Medical Dictionary

ankylose

verb an·ky·lose
variants: also

anchylose

\ˈaŋ-ki-ˌlōs, -ˌlōz\play

Medical Definition of ankylose

ankylosed

;

ankylosing

  1. transitive verb

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

  3. intransitive verb

  4. :  to undergo ankylosis


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