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.
- an·ky·lot·ic [ang-kuh-lot-ik], /ˌæŋ kəˈlɒt ɪk/, adjective
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How to use ankylosis in a sentence
Results may be considered favorable even with elbow ankylosis.Gunshot Roentgenograms | Clyde S. Ford
Chronic arthritis with destruction of articular surfaces and ankylosis, is seldom observed.
Subjects must be kept in slings until union of bones has become established, and as a rule there will then exist marked ankylosis.
In the average instance, because of arthritis which persists for a considerable length of time, more or less ankylosis results.
The affected joint was very much enlarged, with little or no mobility, the condition being practically the same as true ankylosis.The Electric Bath | George M. Schweig
British Dictionary definitions for ankylosis
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
- ankylotic or anchylotic (ˌæŋkɪˈlɒtɪk), adjective
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