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ankylose

[ang-kuh-lohs]
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.
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Origin of ankylose

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

Historical Examples of ankylose

  • If the paralysis is widely distributed, and the joints are flail-like, it is better to ankylose the ankle and mid-tarsal joints.

    Manual of Surgery Volume Second: Extremities--Head--Neck. Sixth Edition.

    Alexander Miles


British Dictionary definitions for ankylose

ankylose

anchylose

verb
  1. (of bones in a joint, etc) to fuse or stiffen by ankylosis
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