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ar·throd·e·sis

 (är-thrŏd′ĭ-sĭs, är′thrə-dē′sĭs)
n. pl. ar·throd·e·ses (-sēz)
The surgical fixation of a joint to promote bone fusion, used to treat intractable pain.

[arthro- + Greek desis, binding together (from dein, to bind).]
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arthrodesis

(ˌɑːθrəʊˈdiːsɪs)
n
the fusion of bones in a joint through surgery which causes immobility of the joint
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ar•throd•e•sis

(ɑrˈθrɒd ə sɪs)

n., pl. -ses (-ˌsiz)
surgical immobilization of a joint.
[1900–05; arthro- + Greek désis binding together]
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.arthrodesis - the surgical fixation of a joint which is intended to result in bone fusion
arthroplasty - surgical reconstruction or replacement of a malformed or degenerated joint
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arthrodèse

ar·thro·de·sis

n. artrodesis.
1. fusión de los huesos que forman una articulación;
2. anquilosis artificial.
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