[ ang-kuh-lohs ]
/ ˈæŋ kəˌloʊs /
verb (used with or without object), an·ky·losed, an·ky·los·ing.
to unite or grow together, as the bones of a joint or the root of a tooth and its surrounding bone.
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Origin of ankylose
First recorded in 1780–90; back formation from ankylosis
Words nearby ankylose
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Example sentences from the Web for ankylose
If the paralysis is widely distributed, and the joints are flail-like, it is better to ankylose the ankle and mid-tarsal joints.
British Dictionary definitions for ankylose
/ (ˈæŋkɪˌləʊs, -ˌləʊz) /
(of bones in a joint, etc) to fuse or stiffen by ankylosis
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