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anchylosis

n.

"stiffness of joints," 1713, from Greek ankylos "crooked" (see angle (n.)) + -osis.

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Examples from the Web for anchylosis

Historical Examples

  • Of a series of excisions for disease, injury, and anchylosis, 22.15 per cent.

    A Manual of the Operations of Surgery

    Joseph Bell

  • Anchylosis was established, and he left for England with a useful limb.

  • The end result is one of anchylosis of the joint and permanent lameness.

    Diseases of the Horse's Foot

    Harry Caulton Reeks

  • One of the severest complications liable to be encountered is an immobile joint (anchylosis).

    Special Report on Diseases of the Horse

    United States Department of Agriculture

  • In other cases the suppuration soon disappears, and recovery is effected by the joint becoming stiff (anchylosis).

    Special Report on Diseases of the Horse

    United States Department of Agriculture