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Ankylosis

Synonym(s)

  • arthrodesis
  • fusion of joint
  • syndesis

Definition(s)

Fixation and immobility of a joint.

Definition from: MeSH via Unified Medical Language SystemThis link leads to a site outside Genetics Home Reference. at the National Library of Medicine

Stiffness or fixation of a joint by disease or surgery.

Definition from: Merriam-Webster's Medical DictionaryThis link leads to a site outside Genetics Home Reference. by Merriam-Webster Inc.

See also Understanding Medical Terminology.

 
Published: July 21, 2014