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ankylose

[ang-kuh-lohs]
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verb (used with or without object), an·ky·losed, an·ky·los·ing.
  1. to unite or grow together, as the bones of a joint or the root of a tooth and its surrounding bone.

Origin of ankylose

First recorded in 1780–90; back formation from ankylosis
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Examples from the Web for ankylosed

Historical Examples

  • The tarsals are ankylosed respectively to the tibia and metatarsals as in other birds.

    The Vertebrate Skeleton

    Sidney H. Reynolds

  • The metatarsals are ankylosed together, and the pes has four digits.

    The Vertebrate Skeleton

    Sidney H. Reynolds

  • The rami of the mandible are not ankylosed together in front.

    The Vertebrate Skeleton

    Sidney H. Reynolds

  • In both genera the thyro-hyals are ankylosed with the basi-hyal.

    The Vertebrate Skeleton

    Sidney H. Reynolds

  • The tympanic and periotic are ankylosed together, but not to any other bones.

    The Vertebrate Skeleton

    Sidney H. Reynolds


British Dictionary definitions for ankylosed

ankylose

anchylose

verb
  1. (of bones in a joint, etc) to fuse or stiffen by ankylosis
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012

ankylosed in Medicine

ankylosed

([object Object])
adj.
  1. Stiffened or bound by adhesions.
  2. Of or relating to a joint in a state of ankylosis.
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