a southeast Asian rhythm instrument consisting of a set of bamboo tubes that are tuned in octaves and slide in the grooves of a frame shaken by the performer.
an elephant goad of India with a spike and a hook at one end. Historical Examples Mowgli told him all his adventures from beginning to end, and Bagheera sniffed at the ankus between whiles. The Second Jungle Book Rudyard Kipling I spoke to him, scratched his neck with the ankus, but he would not stop. […]
variant of : ankylosis. ankylo- or ancylo- pref. Stiff; stuck together: ankyloblepharon.
. ankyloglossia an·ky·lo·glos·si·a (āng’kə-lō-glô’sē-ə) n. See tongue-tie.
noun a fear of joint immobility Word Origin ankylo- ‘crooked, stiff’