enthesitis en·the·si·tis (ěn’thĭ-sī’tĭs)
Traumatic disease occurring at the point of attachment of skeletal muscles to bone, where recurring stress causes inflammation and often fibrosis and calcification.
enthesis en·the·sis (ěn’thĭ-sĭs) n. pl. en·the·ses (-sēz) The surgical insertion of synthetic or other inorganic material to replace lost tissue.
enthesopathy en·the·sop·a·thy (ěn’thĭ-sŏp’ə-thē) n. A disease occurring at the site of attachment of muscle tendons and ligaments to bones or joint capsules. en·the’so·path’ic (ěn-thē’sə-pāth’ĭk) adj.
[en-thet-ik] /ɛnˈθɛt ɪk/ adjective 1. introduced from without, as diseases propagated by inoculation. /ɛnˈθɛtɪk/ adjective 1. (esp of infectious diseases) introduced into the body from without enthetic en·thet·ic (ěn-thět’ĭk) adj.
[en-thrawl] /ɛnˈθrɔl/ verb (used with object), enthralled, enthralling. 1. . /ɪnˈθrɔːl/ verb (transitive) -thrals (US) -thralls, -thralling, -thralled 1. to hold spellbound; enchant; captivate 2. (obsolete) to hold as thrall; enslave