- to unite or grow together, as the bones of a joint or the root of a tooth and its surrounding bone.
Origin of ankylose
Examples from the Web for ankylosed
Historical Examples of ankylosed
The tarsals are ankylosed respectively to the tibia and metatarsals as in other birds.
The metatarsals are ankylosed together, and the pes has four digits.
The rami of the mandible are not ankylosed together in front.
The tympanic and periotic are ankylosed together, but not to any other bones.
In both genera the thyro-hyals are ankylosed with the basi-hyal.
- (of bones in a joint, etc) to fuse or stiffen by ankylosis
- Stiffened or bound by adhesions.
- Of or relating to a joint in a state of ankylosis.