ankylose

verb
an·​ky·​lose | \ ˈaŋ-ki-ˌlōs How to pronounce ankylose (audio) , -ˌlōz \
ankylosed; ankylosing

Definition of ankylose

transitive verb

: to unite or stiffen by ankylosis

intransitive verb

: to undergo ankylosis

Examples of ankylose in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Here's What Experts Say See, Ann has a condition called ankylosing spondylitis, which is an inflammatory form of arthritis. Maggie O'neill, Health.com, 14 Oct. 2019 For the past 10 years, Dripps had struggled with spinal deterioration and had a dual diagnosis of diffuse idiopathic skeletal hyperostosis and ankylosing spondylitis. Janelle Walker, Elgin Courier-News, 10 July 2018 There is no cure for ankylosing spondylitis, but therapy and medication can alleviate some of its symptoms. Jelani Cobb, The New Yorker, 7 May 2018 Hannah Gaber, USA TODAY Corrections & clarifications: A previous version of this story misidentified which Try Guys member has ankylosing spondylitis and the purpose of their tour. Anika Reed, USA TODAY, 18 June 2019 For the past 10 years, Dripps had struggled with spinal deterioration and had a dual diagnosis of diffuse idiopathic skeletal hyperostosis and ankylosing spondylitis. Janelle Walker, Elgin Courier-News, 10 July 2018 There is no cure for ankylosing spondylitis, but therapy and medication can alleviate some of its symptoms. Jelani Cobb, The New Yorker, 7 May 2018 Symptoms of ankylosing spondylitis and irritable bowel syndrome forced Gutierrez to miss the entire 2014 season. J.p. Hoornstra, Orange County Register, 5 June 2017 Reynolds has been open about overcoming his past struggles with anxiety and depression while dealing with an inflammatory arthritic disease, Ankylosing spondylitis. Brianne Tracy, PEOPLE.com, 22 May 2017

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First Known Use of ankylose

1771, in the meaning defined at transitive sense

History and Etymology for ankylose

earlier anchylose, back-formation from ancylosis, anchylosis ankylosis

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The first known use of ankylose was in 1771

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“Ankylose.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/ankylose. Accessed 20 Jan. 2022.

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ankylose

verb
an·​ky·​lose
variants: also anchylose \ ˈaŋ-​ki-​ˌlōs, -​ˌlōz How to pronounce ankylose (audio) \
ankylosed; ankylosing

Medical Definition of ankylose

transitive verb

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

intransitive verb

: to undergo ankylosis

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