ankylosis








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.

noun

  1. 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
n.

stiffening of joints after injury or surgery, alternative (and more etymological) spelling of anchylosis (q.v.).

n.

  1. The stiffening or immobility of a joint resulting from disease, trauma, surgery, or bone fusion.

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