ankylosis

ankylosis

[ang-kuh-loh-sis]
noun
1.
Pathology. abnormal adhesion of the bones of a joint.
2.
Anatomy. the union or consolidation of two or more bones or other hard tissues into one.

Origin:
1705–15; < Greek: a stiffening of the joints. See ankylo-, -osis

ankylotic [ang-kuh-lot-ik] , adjective
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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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ankylosis
stiffening of joints after injury or surgery, alt. (and more etymological) spelling of anchylosis (q.v.).
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ankylosis an·ky·lo·sis (āng'kə-lō'sĭs)
n.
The stiffening or immobility of a joint resulting from disease, trauma, surgery, or bone fusion.


an'ky·lot'ic (-lŏt'ĭk) adj.
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