arthrodesis

noun
ar·throd·e·sis | \ är-ˈthrä-də-səs \
plural arthrodeses\-ˌsēz \

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

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 \
plural arthrodeses\-ˌsēz \

Medical Definition of arthrodesis 

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

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