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ankylosis

[ ang-kuh-loh-sis ]
/ ˌæŋ kəˈloʊ sɪs /
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noun
Pathology. abnormal adhesion of the bones of a joint.
Anatomy. the union or consolidation of two or more bones or other hard tissues into one.
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Origin of ankylosis

First recorded in 1705–15; from Greek: “a stiffening of the joints”; see ancylo-, -osis

OTHER WORDS FROM ankylosis

an·ky·lot·ic [ang-kuh-lot-ik], /ˌæŋ kəˈlɒt ɪk/, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for ankylosis

ankylosis

anchylosis

/ (ˌæŋkɪˈləʊsɪs) /

noun
abnormal adhesion or immobility of the bones in a joint, as by a direct joining of the bones, a fibrous growth of tissues within the joint, or surgery

Derived forms of ankylosis

ankylotic or anchylotic (ˌæŋkɪˈlɒtɪk), adjective

Word Origin for ankylosis

C18: from New Latin, from Greek ankuloun to crook
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Medical definitions for ankylosis

ankylosis
[ ăng′kə-lōsĭs ]

n.
The stiffening or immobility of a joint resulting from disease, trauma, surgery, or bone fusion.

Other words from ankylosis

an′ky•lotic (-lŏtĭk) adj.
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