arthrodesis

noun ar·throd·e·sis \ är-ˈthrä-də-səs \

Definition of arthrodesis

plural arthrodeses play \-ˌsēz\
: the surgical immobilization of a joint so that the bones grow solidly together

Origin and Etymology of arthrodesis

New Latin, from arthr- + Greek desis binding, from dein to bind


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arthrodesis

noun ar·throd·e·sis \ är-ˈthräd-ə-səs \

medical Definition of arthrodesis

plural arthrodeses play \-ˌsēz\
: the surgical immobilization of a joint so that the bones grow solidly together : artificial ankylosis

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