Variant of ankylosis
noun pl. ankyloses
- Med. a stiffening of a joint, caused by the pathological joining of bones or fibrous parts, as from an injury
- Zool. a joining of bones or fibrous parts into a single part
Origin: Gr ankylōsis < ankyloun, to crook, stiffen < ankylos, crooked: see ankle
- ankylotic adjective
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