Definition of ankylose in English:
(be/become ankylosed) (Of bones or a joint) be or become stiffened or united by ankylosis.
- An ankylosed tooth can force adjacent teeth out of position, which can affect the bite.
- The half-vertebra is, as a rule, ankylosed to adjacent vertebrae.
- Undeterred by a permanently ankylosed knee joint, he joined the Malayan medical service.
Late 18th century: back-formation from ankylosis, on the pattern of words such as anastomose.
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