Anchylosis
Anchylosis An`chy*lo"sis, Ankylosis An`ky*lo"sis, n. [NL., fr. Gr. ?, fr. ?, fr. ? to crook, stiffen, fr. ? crooked: cf. F. ankylose.] 1. (Med.) Stiffness or fixation of a joint; formation of a stiff joint. --Dunglison. [1913 Webster]

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]

3. abnormal adhesion and rigidity of the bones of a joint. [WordNet 1.5]


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  • Anchylosis — Anchylōsis (grch.), s. Gelenksteifheit …   Kleines Konversations-Lexikon

  • anchylosis — (n.) stiffness of joints, 1713, from Gk. ankylos crooked (see ANGLE (Cf. angle) (n.)) + OSIS (Cf. osis) …   Etymology dictionary

  • anchylosis — n. [Gr. angcheein, to press tight] 1. The union or fusion of parts into one structure. 2. A stiffness or immobility of a joint …   Dictionary of invertebrate zoology

  • anchylosis — an·chy·lo·sis (ăng kə lōʹsĭs) n. Variant of ankylosis. * * * …   Universalium

  • anchylosis — n. joining together, stiffening (of joints or bones) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • anchylosis —   n. see ankylosis …   Dictionary of difficult words

  • anchylosis — var. of ANKYLOSIS …   Useful english dictionary

  • Ankylosis — Anchylosis An chy*lo sis, Ankylosis An ky*lo sis, n. [NL., fr. Gr. ?, fr. ?, fr. ? to crook, stiffen, fr. ? crooked: cf. F. ankylose.] 1. (Med.) Stiffness or fixation of a joint; formation of a stiff joint. Dunglison. [1913 Webster] 2. (Anat.)… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • ankylosis —   , anchylosis   n. joining together of bones or hard parts; resulting stiffness. ankylose, v.i. (of bones) to fuse or stiffen in this way …   Dictionary of difficult words

  • ankylosis — (n.) stiffening of joints after injury or surgery, alternative (and more etymological) spelling of ANCHYLOSIS (Cf. anchylosis) (q.v.) …   Etymology dictionary

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