An`chy*lo"sis, 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.


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.


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An`ky*lo"sis (#), n.

Same as Anchylosis.


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