permanent surgical immobilization of a joint.
artificial ankylosis ar·ti·fi·cial ankylosis (är’tə-fĭsh’əl)
arthrodesis ar·throd·e·sis (är-thrŏd’ĭ-sĭs, är’thrə-dē’sĭs)
The surgical fixation of a joint to promote bone fusion. Also called artificial ankylosis, syndesis.
- Artificial blood
a chemical emulsion, capable of carrying oxygen and carbon dioxide, for temporary use as a blood substitute in medical emergencies or when a patient objects to blood transfusions on religious grounds.
- Artificial climbing
the sport of climbing an artificially constructed, rocklike wall by means of footholds and handholds and, typically, a belaying device. noun another name for aid climbing noun the recreation of indoor or outdoor climbing on a manmade surface intended to simulate that of a mountain
- Artificial daylight
noun (physics) artificial light having approximately the same spectral characteristics as natural daylight
- Artificial disintegration
noun (physics) radioactive transformation of a substance by bombardment with high-energy particles, such as alpha particles or neutrons