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.

1780–90; back formation from ankylosis Unabridged
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ankylose or anchylose (ˈæŋkɪˌləʊs, -ˌləʊz, ˈæŋkɪˌləʊs, -ˌləʊz)
(of bones in a joint, etc) to fuse or stiffen by ankylosis
anchylose or anchylose

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ankylosed an·ky·losed (āng'kə-lōst', -lōzd')

  1. Stiffened or bound by adhesions.

  2. Of or relating to a joint in a state of ankylosis.

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