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ankylosing spondylitis

noun, Pathology
1.
a degenerative inflammatory disease, most common in young men, characterized by back pain and impaired mobility of the spinal column.
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British Dictionary definitions for ankylosing spondylitis

ankylosing spondylitis

noun
1.
(med) inflammation of the spine causing two or more vertebrae to become fused
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ankylosing spondylitis in Medicine

ankylosing spondylitis n.
Arthritis of the spine, resembling rheumatoid arthritis and leading to lipping or fusion of the vertebrae. Also called Strümpell-Marie disease, Marie-Strümpell disease, rheumatoid spondylitis, Strümpell-Marie disease.

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