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n. pl. ar·thro·gry·po·ses (-sēz)
The permanent fixation of a joint in a contracted position.

[arthro- + Late Latin grȳpōsis, hooking (from Late Greek grūpōsis, from Greek grūpousthai, to become hooked, from grūpos, hook-nosed).]
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A good example of a sequence is fetal akinesia sequence, also known as PenaShokeir phenotype, in which a genetic trait--lack of normal movement in the womb--leads to an identifiable pattern of consequences.
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