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an·ky·lo·sisalso an·chy·lo·sis (ăng′kə-lō′sĭs)
1. The consolidation of bones or their parts to form a single unit.
2. The stiffening and immobility of a joint as the result of disease, trauma, surgery, or abnormal bone fusion.
[New Latin, from Greek ankulōsis, stiffening of the joints, from ankuloun, to crook, bend, from ankulos, crooked, bent.]
an′ky·lot′ic (-lŏt′ĭk) adj.
(Pathology) 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
[C18: from New Latin, from Greek ankuloun to crook]
ankylotic, anchylotic adj
an•ky•lo•sis(ˌæŋ kəˈloʊ sɪs)
n., pl. -lo•ses (-ˈloʊ siz)
1. abnormal adhesion of the bones of a joint.
2. the union or consolidation of two or more bones or other hard tissues into one.
an`ky•lot′ic (-ˈlɒt ɪk) adj.
ankylosis- Stiffness or immobility in a joint.
See also related terms for joint.
the stiffening of the joints of the body, a result of the formation of a fibrous or bony union.See also: Disease and Illness