anchylosis

World English Dictionary
anchylose (ˈæŋkɪˌləʊz)
 
vb
a former spelling of ankylose
 
anchy'losis
 
n
 
anchylotic
 
adj

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World English Dictionary
ankylosis or anchylosis (ˌæŋkɪˈləʊsɪs)
 
n
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
 
[C18: from New Latin, from Greek ankuloun to crook]
 
anchylosis or anchylosis
 
n
 
[C18: from New Latin, from Greek ankuloun to crook]
 
ankylotic or anchylosis
 
adj
 
anchylotic or anchylosis
 
adj

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anchylosis
"stiffness of joints," 1713, from Gk. ankylos "crooked" (see angle (n.)) + -osis.
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