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anchylosis


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  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. 
 
  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. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  anchylosis 
  n  :  abnormal  adhesion  and  rigidity  of  the  bones  of  a  joint  [syn: 
  {ankylosis}] 




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