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.

Origin of ankylose

First recorded in 1780–90; back formation from ankylosis Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

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British Dictionary definitions for ankylosed



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


[ăngkə-lōst′, -lōzd′]
  1. Stiffened or bound by adhesions.
  2. Of or relating to a joint in a state of ankylosis.
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