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arthrodesis

[ahr-throd-uh-sis] /ɑrˈθrɒd ə sɪs/
noun, plural arthrodeses
[ahr-throd-uh-seez] /ɑrˈθrɒd əˌsiz/ (Show IPA)
1.
permanent surgical immobilization of a joint.
Also called artificial ankylosis.
Origin
1900-1905
1900-05; arthro- + Greek désis binding together, equivalent to (ein) to bind + -sis -sis
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arthrodesis in Medicine

arthrodesis ar·throd·e·sis (är-thrŏd'ĭ-sĭs, är'thrə-dē'sĭs)
n.
The surgical fixation of a joint to promote bone fusion. Also called artificial ankylosis, syndesis.

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