to unite or grow together, as the bones of a joint or the root of a tooth and its surrounding bone.
Pathology. abnormal adhesion of the bones of a joint.
Anatomy. the union or consolidation of two or more bones or other hard tissues into one.
The greater number of contractures and ankyloses are the result of disease in the joint, and have already been described.
Manual of Surgery Volume Second: Extremities–Head–Neck. Sixth Edition. Alexander Miles
In the Rabbit this bone completely shuts out the pubis from any share in the acetabular cavity; later it ankyloses with that bone.
The Cambridge Natural History, Vol X., Mammalia Frank Evers Beddard
(of bones in a joint, etc) to fuse or stiffen by ankylosis
abnormal adhesion or immobility of the bones in a joint, as by a direct joining of the bones, a fibrous growth of tissues within the joint, or surgery
stiffening of joints after injury or surgery, alternative (and more etymological) spelling of anchylosis (q.v.).
ankylosis an·ky·lo·sis (āng’kə-lō’sĭs)
The stiffening or immobility of a joint resulting from disease, trauma, surgery, or bone fusion.
an’ky·lot’ic (-lŏt’ĭk) adj.
- Ankylosing hyperostosis
ankylosing hyperostosis ankylosing hyperostosis an·ky·los·ing hyperostosis (āng’kə-lō’sĭng, -lō’zĭng) n. See diffuse idiopathic skeletal hyperostosis.
- Ankylosing spondylitis
a degenerative inflammatory disease, most common in young men, characterized by back pain and impaired mobility of the spinal column. noun (med) inflammation of the spine causing two or more vertebrae to become fused ankylosing spondylitis n. Arthritis of the spine, resembling rheumatoid arthritis and leading to lipping or fusion of the vertebrae. Also called […]
(def 2). Historical Examples In a third case of ankylostomiasis Zappert found no increase of eosinophil cells in the blood, nor the crystals in the fæces. Histology of the Blood Paul Ehrlich The hookworm disease, ankylostomiasis, has steadily decreased. The Evolution of Modern Medicine William Osler noun a variant of ancylostomiasis
ankyroid ankyroid an·ky·roid (āng’kə-roid’) adj. Variant of ancyroid.