arthrodesis

[ ahr-throd-uh-sis ]
/ ɑrˈθrɒd ə sɪs /
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noun, plural ar·throd·e·ses [ahr-throd-uh-seez] /ɑrˈθrɒd əˌsiz/.

permanent surgical immobilization of a joint.

Origin of arthrodesis

1900–05; arthro- + Greek désis binding together, equivalent to dé(ein) to bind + -sis -sis
Also called artificial ankylosis.
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arthrodesis

[ är-thrŏdĭ-sĭs, är′thrə-dēsĭs ]

n.

The surgical fixation of a joint to promote bone fusion.artificial ankylosis syndesis
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