Verb ankylose Definition and Examples



Definition as verb:


ankylose (third-person singular simple present ankyloses, present participle ankylosing, simple past and past participle ankylosed)

  1. (transitive, pathology) To cause bony structures to fuse or stiffen as a result of ankylosis.
  2. (intransitive, pathology) To suffer from ankylosis.

More definition: unite or grow together, as the bones of a joint or the root of a tooth and its surrounding bone.

1. (of bones in a joint, etc) to fuse or stiffen by ankylosis Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollinsPublishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012 Cite This Source

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