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ankylosis

Syllabification: an·ky·lo·sis
Pronunciation: /ˈaNGkəˌlōsəs
 
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Definition of ankylosis in English:

noun

Medicine
Abnormal stiffening and immobility of a joint due to fusion of the bones.
Example sentences
  • There was ankylosis of both sacroiliac joints.
  • Pain relief and frequent passive movements prevent contractures and joint ankylosis.
  • Spondylitis means inflammation of the spine, and ankylosis means that a joint has become fixed solid so that it cannot bend.

Origin

early 18th century: from Greek ankulōsis, from ankuloun 'to crook', from ankulos 'crooked'.

Derivatives

ankylotic

1
Pronunciation: /-ˈlätik/
adjective
Example sentences
  • A preauricular approach was made exposing the ankylotic segment which was extensively resectioned and a new glenoid cavity was created.
  • The treatment plan provides the extraction of the ankylotic deciduous molars and their replacement with implant-borne single crowns.
  • In adults, movement can be restored by removing the ankylotic mass with reconstruction using either a costrochondral graft or alloplastic joint prostheses.

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