ankylosis /ˌaŋkɪˈləʊsɪs/

a

I. noun [ mass noun]

1.
[Medicine] abnormal stiffening and immobility of a joint due to fusion of the bones.
II. derivatives

ankylotic
adjective


– origin early 18th cent.: from Greek ankulōsis, from ankuloun ‘to crook’, from ankulos ‘crooked’.

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