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) \

Definition of arthrodesis

: the surgical immobilization of a joint so that the bones grow solidly together

First Known Use of arthrodesis

1888, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for arthrodesis

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

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The first known use of arthrodesis was in 1888

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“Arthrodesis.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/arthrodesis. Accessed 8 Mar. 2021.

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arthrodesis

noun
ar·​throd·​e·​sis | \ är-ˈthräd-ə-səs How to pronounce arthrodesis (audio) \
plural arthrodeses\ -​ˌsēz How to pronounce arthrodesis (audio) \

Medical Definition of arthrodesis

: the surgical immobilization of a joint so that the bones grow solidly together : artificial ankylosis

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