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Wordnet 3.0

NOUN (1)

1. abnormal adhesion and rigidity of the bones of a joint;
[syn: ankylosis, anchylosis]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Ankylosis \An`ky*lo"sis\, n. Same as Anchylosis. [1913 Webster] ancylostomiasis
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

anchylosis \an`chy*lo"sis\, ankylosis \an`ky*lo"sis\([a^][ng]`k[i^]*l[=o]"s[i^]s), n. [NL., fr. Gr. 'agky`lwsis, fr. 'agkyloy^n to crook, stiffen, fr. 'agky`los crooked: cf. F. ankylose.] 1. (Med.) The process of formation of a stiff joint; also, the abnormal adhesion and rigidity of the bones of a joint which has become stiff. --Dunglison. [1913 Webster + AS] 2. (Anat.) The union of two or more separate bones to from a single bone; the close union of bones or other structures in various animals. [1913 Webster]




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