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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.


ankylose

/ ˈæŋkɪˌləʊs; -ˌləʊz /

verb

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


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Word History and Origins

Origin of ankylose1

First recorded in 1780–90; back formation from ankylosis
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Example Sentences

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

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