Definition of ankylose in English:

ankylose

Line breaks: an¦ky|lose
Pronunciation: /ˈaŋkɪləʊz
 
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verb

(be/become ankylosed) Medicine
  • (Of bones or a joint) be or become stiffened or united by ankylosis.
    More example sentences
    • 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.

Origin

late 18th century: back-formation from ankylosis, on the pattern of words such as anastomose.

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