arthrodesis

noun

ar·​throd·​e·​sis är-ˈthrä-də-səs How to pronounce arthrodesis (audio)
plural arthrodeses är-ˈthrä-də-ˌsēz How to pronounce arthrodesis (audio)
: the surgical immobilization of a joint so that the bones grow solidly together

Examples of arthrodesis in a Sentence

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Word History

Etymology

borrowed from German Arthrodese, from arthro- arthro- + -dese, borrowed from Greek désis "act of binding together," from déō, deîn "to bind, tie" + -sis -sis — more at diadem

First Known Use

1888, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of arthrodesis was in 1888

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Cite this Entry

“Arthrodesis.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/arthrodesis. Accessed 12 Apr. 2024.

Medical Definition

arthrodesis

noun
ar·​throd·​e·​sis är-ˈthräd-ə-səs How to pronounce arthrodesis (audio)
plural arthrodeses -ˌsēz How to pronounce arthrodesis (audio)
: the surgical immobilization of a joint so that the bones grow solidly together : artificial ankylosis

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