- Pathology. abnormal adhesion of the bones of a joint.
- Anatomy. the union or consolidation of two or more bones or other hard tissues into one.
- 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
stiffening of joints after injury or surgery, alternative (and more etymological) spelling of anchylosis (q.v.).
- The stiffening or immobility of a joint resulting from disease, trauma, surgery, or bone fusion.