Definition of Anchylosis

1. Noun. Abnormal adhesion and rigidity of the bones of a joint.

Exact synonyms: Ankylosis
Generic synonyms: Pathology
Derivative terms: Ankylotic

Definition of Anchylosis

1. n. Stiffness or fixation of a joint; formation of a stiff joint.

Definition of Anchylosis

1. Noun. (context: anatomy medicine) (alternative spelling of ankylosis) ¹

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Literary usage of Anchylosis

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1. The British and Foreign Medical Review: Or Quarterly Journal of Practical (1844)
"Occasionally no doubt, when the affection existed but in a slight degree, it was alleviated or even removed, but as a general rule, confirmed anchylosis was ..."

2. The Principles of Surgery and Surgical Pathology: General Rules Governing by Hermann Tillmanns (1894)
"Should extensive destruction or suppuration of the joint occur, the question of arthrotomy, resection or amputation would arise. § 118. anchylosis. ..."

3. Manual of Operative Surgery by John Fairbairn Binnie (1916)
"The treatment of fibrous anchylosis consists breaking down the adhesions, under an anesthetic, and in keeping them fro reforming by means of proper passive ..."

4. The American Journal of the Medical Sciences by Southern Society for Clinical Investigation (U.S.) (1842)
"Case of complete anchylosis—In which the Knee-joint was permanently ... THE frequency with which anchylosis succeeds to wounds, and inflammation otherwise ..."

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