What is another word for anchylosis?

Pronunciation: [ˌant͡ʃɪlˈə͡ʊsɪs] (IPA)

Anchylosis is a medical condition that refers to the abnormal stiffening or fixation of a joint. Synonyms for the word ankylosis include joint fusion, joint stiffness, joint immobility, joint rigidity, joint fixity, and joint ossification. Joint fusion happens when the bone inside the joint solidifies and permanently prevents movement, while joint stiffness is a feeling of hindered movement. Joint immobility refers to the inability to move the joint- either because of bone growth or some other factors. Joint rigidity and fixity refer to the stiffness and inflexibility of the joint, while joint ossification describes bone formation in the joint. All these synonyms are essential in understanding the different contextual uses of ankylosis in the healthcare industry.

Synonyms for Anchylosis:

What are the hypernyms for Anchylosis?

A hypernym is a word with a broad meaning that encompasses more specific words called hyponyms.

What are the hyponyms for Anchylosis?

Hyponyms are more specific words categorized under a broader term, known as a hypernym.
  • hyponyms for anchylosis (as nouns)

Usage examples for Anchylosis

This change may consist of induration, exostosis, or even anchylosis.
"Special Report on Diseases of Cattle"
U.S. Department of Agriculture J.R. Mohler
This may be either carbolic acid 1 in 20, or-what is less volatile, perhaps more effectual, and certainly more economical-perchloride of mercury 1 in 1,000. It has been our good fortune, even when we have seen the foot almost detached from the limb by the devastating inroads of the pus, to see the suppurative process by this means gradually overcome, a reparative anchylosis set in, and the animal restored to good health and usefulness, if not to soundness.
"Diseases of the Horse's Foot"
Harry Caulton Reeks
This prevents to some extent further infection of the wound, and assists also in promoting the changes that tend to anchylosis.
"Diseases of the Horse's Foot"
Harry Caulton Reeks

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