ankylosing spondylitis

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ankylosing spondylitis

n
med inflammation of the spine causing two or more vertebrae to become fused

ankylosing spondylitis

A disease in which joints become inflamed and later fuse.
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Noun1.ankylosing spondylitis - a chronic form of spondylitis primarily in males and marked by impaired mobility of the spineankylosing spondylitis - a chronic form of spondylitis primarily in males and marked by impaired mobility of the spine; sometimes leads to ankylosis
autoimmune disease, autoimmune disorder - any of a large group of diseases characterized by abnormal functioning of the immune system that causes your immune system to produce antibodies against your own tissues
spondylitis - inflammation of a spinal joint; characterized by pain and stiffness
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ankylosing spondylitis

n espondilitis f anquilosante