meaning of Ankylosis

Ankylosis meaning in General Dictionary

just like Anchylosis

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  • abnormal adhesion and rigidity associated with bones of a shared
  • tightness or fixation of a joint; formation of a stiff shared.
  • The union of two or more split bones to from a single bone tissue; the close union of bones or any other structures in a variety of creatures.
  • just like Anchylosis.

Ankylosis meaning in Medical Dictionary

tightness or, more often, fusion of a joint. Through the Greek ankylsis, indicating stiffening of a joint.


Ankylosis meaning in Etymology Dictionary

stiffening of bones after damage or surgery, alternative (plus etymological) spelling of anchylosis (q.v.).


Ankylosis meaning in Veterinary Dictionary

an ailment where a joint is not able to move, typically because of some type of infection or surgical treatment.


Ankylosis meaning in General Dictionary

(n.) tightness or fixation of a joint; formation of a stiff joint.

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  • (n.) The union of several split bones to from just one bone; the close union of bones or any other frameworks in a variety of creatures.
  • (n.) identical to Anchylosis.

Sentence Examples with the word Ankylosis

In Crustacea the fourth or mandibular somite never has less than the two following somites associated with it by the adaptation of their appendages as jaws, and the ankylosis of their terga with that of the prosthomeres.

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