ankylosis

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ankylosis

, anchylosis
abnormal adhesion or immobility of the bones in a joint, as by a direct joining of the bones, a fibrous growth of tissues within the joint, or surgery

ankylosis

[‚aŋ·kə′lō·səs]
Also spelled anchylosis.
(medicine)
Stiffness or immobilization of a joint due to a surgical or pathologic process.
(physics)
The loss by a system of one or more degrees of freedom through development of one or more frictional constraints.
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1) Its signs include camptodactyly, multiple ankyloses, pulmonary hypoplasia, and facial anomalies, including micrognathia, ocular hypertelorism, low-set and malformed ears, and a depressed nasal tip.
Syndrome of camptodactyly, multiple ankyloses, facial anomalies and pulmonary hypoplasia--further delineation and evidence for autosomal recessive inheritance.
The fusion that ankyloses the joints progresses vertically up the spine.
Pourtant, les [beaucoup moins que]partis[beaucoup plus grand que] politiques, dans l'ensemble, paraissent ankyloses.