ankylosis

noun
an·​ky·​lo·​sis | \ ˌaŋ-ki-ˈlō-səs How to pronounce ankylosis (audio) \
plural ankyloses\ ˌaŋ-​ki-​ˈlō-​ˌsēz How to pronounce ankylosis (audio) \

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 \ ˌaŋ-​ki-​ˈlä-​tik How to pronounce ankylosis (audio) \ adjective

First Known Use of ankylosis

1713, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for ankylosis

earlier ancylosis, anchylosis, borrowed from New Latin ancylosis, borrowed from Greek ankýlōsis "tongue-tie, stiffening of joints," from ankylō-, variant stem of ankyloûn "to crook, bend" (derivative of ankýlos "bent, crooked, curved") + -sis -sis, angle entry 3

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“Ankylosis.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/ankylosis. Accessed 18 Oct. 2021.

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ankylosis

noun
an·​ky·​lo·​sis
variants: also anchylosis \ ˌaŋ-​ki-​ˈlō-​səs How to pronounce ankylosis (audio) \
plural ankyloses\ -​ˌsēz How to pronounce ankylosis (audio) \

Medical Definition of ankylosis

: stiffness or fixation of a joint by disease or surgery

Other Words from ankylosis

ankylotic also anchylotic \ -​ˈlät-​ik How to pronounce ankylosis (audio) \ adjective

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