Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun Inflexibility of a joint. See ankylosis.

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  • noun pathology Rigidity of a joint.

Etymologies

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From Ancient Greek ἀκαμψία (akampsia, "inflexibility") (from ἀ- (a-, "not") + κάμπτω (kamptō, "bend")).

Examples

  • JEDDAH: A Saudi baby girl suffering from acampsia, a condition that causes stiffening of the joints, is reportedly being rejected by hospitals all over the

    arabnews - frontpage

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