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ankylose

[ang-kuh-lohs] /ˈæŋ kəˌloʊs/
verb (used with or without object), ankylosed, ankylosing.
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
1780-1790
1780-90; back formation from ankylosis

ankylosis

[ang-kuh-loh-sis] /ˌæŋ kəˈloʊ sɪs/
noun
1.
Pathology. abnormal adhesion of the bones of a joint.
2.
Anatomy. the union or consolidation of two or more bones or other hard tissues into one.
Origin
1705-15; < Greek: a stiffening of the joints. See ankylo-, -osis
Related forms
ankylotic
[ang-kuh-lot-ik] /ˌæŋ kəˈlɒt ɪk/ (Show IPA),
adjective
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ankylose

/ˈæŋkɪˌləʊs; -ˌləʊz/
verb
1.
(of bones in a joint, etc) to fuse or stiffen by ankylosis

ankylosis

/ˌæŋkɪˈləʊsɪs/
noun
1.
abnormal adhesion or immobility of the bones in a joint, as by a direct joining of the bones, a fibrous growth of tissues within the joint, or surgery
Derived Forms
ankylotic, anchylotic (ˌæŋkɪˈlɒtɪk) adjective
Word Origin
C18: from New Latin, from Greek ankuloun to crook
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ankylosis

n.

stiffening of joints after injury or surgery, alternative (and more etymological) spelling of anchylosis (q.v.).

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ankyloses in Medicine

ankylosis an·ky·lo·sis (āng'kə-lō'sĭs)
n.
The stiffening or immobility of a joint resulting from disease, trauma, surgery, or bone fusion.


an'ky·lot'ic (-lŏt'ĭk) adj.
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