ankylosis

noun an·ky·lo·sis \ ˌaŋ-ki-ˈlō-səs \

Definition of ankylosis

plural ankyloses play \-ˌsēz\
1 : stiffness or fixation of a joint by disease or surgery
2 : union of separate bones or hard parts to form a single bone or part

ankylotic

play \-ˈlä-tik\ adjective

Origin and Etymology of ankylosis

New Latin, from Greek ankylōsis, from ankyloun to make crooked, from ankylos crooked — more at angle


Medical Dictionary

ankylosis

noun an·ky·lo·sis
variants: also anchylosis play \ˌaŋ-ki-ˈlō-səs\

medical Definition of ankylosis

plural ankyloses play \-ˌsēz\
: stiffness or fixation of a joint by disease or surgery

ankylotic

also anchylotic play \-ˈlät-ik\ adjective

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