ankylosis

noun
an·​ky·​lo·​sis | \ˌaŋ-ki-ˈlō-səs \
plural ankyloses\ -​ˌsēz \

Definition of ankylosis 

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

Other Words from ankylosis

ankylotic \ -​ˈlä-​tik \ adjective

First Known Use of ankylosis

1713, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for ankylosis

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

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ankylosis

noun
an·​ky·​lo·​sis
variants: also anchylosis \ ˌaŋ-​ki-​ˈlō-​səs \
plural ankyloses\ -​ˌsēz \

Medical Definition of ankylosis 

: stiffness or fixation of a joint by disease or surgery

Other Words from ankylosis

ankylotic also anchylotic \ -​ˈlät-​ik \ adjective

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