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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How to use ankylose in a sentence
The isolated teeth are generally conical in form and are ankylosed to the bone that bears them.
In some cases many of the anterior vertebrae are ankylosed together and to the skull.
These teeth are pleurodont, that is, are ankylosed by their bases and outer sides to the margin of the jaw.
The very numerous teeth are large and conical, and are placed in continuous grooves without being ankylosed to the bone.
The palate is well ossified, while the premaxillae which are often beak-like are never ankylosed together.
British Dictionary definitions for ankylose
(of bones in a joint, etc) to fuse or stiffen by ankylosis
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