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ankylosis

/ˌæŋkɪˈləʊsɪs/
noun
1.
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
ankylotic, anchylotic (ˌæŋkɪˈlɒtɪk) adjective
Word Origin
C18: from New Latin, from Greek ankuloun to crook
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Word Origin and History for anchylosis
n.

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

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