ankylose

[ang-kuh-lohs]
verb (used with object), verb (used without object), ankylosed, ankylosing.
to unite or grow together, as the bones of a joint or the root of a tooth and its surrounding bone.

Origin:
1780–90; back formation from ankylosis

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ankylose or anchylose (ˈæŋkɪˌləʊs, -ˌləʊz, ˈæŋkɪˌləʊs, -ˌləʊz)
 
vb
(of bones in a joint, etc) to fuse or stiffen by ankylosis
 
anchylose or anchylose
 
vb

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Simple setae are rare, as are fused or ankylose setae.
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