a degenerative inflammatory disease, most common in young men, characterized by back pain and impaired mobility of the spinal column.
(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 Strümpell-Marie disease, Marie-Strümpell disease, rheumatoid spondylitis, Strümpell-Marie disease.
(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.
. Historical Examples This she did three times, while Osberne gat his anlace bare in his hand. The Sundering Flood William Morris noun a medieval short dagger with a broad tapering blade
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