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ankylose

an·ky·lose (an·chy·lose)

ankylose (anchylose)

 
pronunciation:
aeng k los
part of speech: transitive verb & intransitive verb
inflections: anchylosed, anchyloses, anchylosing, ankylosed, ankyloses, ankylosing
definition: to grow together, join, or stiffen by ankylosis, as the bones of a joint.