Definition of ankylose
: to unite or stiffen by ankylosis
: to undergo ankylosis
Recent Examples of ankylose from the Web
His stamina in the face of a punishing schedule amazes the people who travel with him — who don’t have ankylosing spondylitis or bursitis in the knee.
Symptoms of ankylosing spondylitis and irritable bowel syndrome forced Gutierrez to miss the entire 2014 season.
Reynolds has been open about overcoming his past struggles with anxiety and depression while dealing with an inflammatory arthritic disease, Ankylosing spondylitis.
Sleepless nights' About 12 years ago, Cat Altop was diagnosed with ankylosing spondylitis, which causes severe back pain, resulting in her being prescribed Vicodin, her mother, Pam Altop, 62, said.
His spinal condition is called ankylosing spondylitis—
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Origin and Etymology of ankylose
back-formation from ankylosis
First Known Use: 1771See Words from the same year
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