from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- v. Variant of ankylose.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- v. To affect or be affected with anchylosis; to unite or consolidate so as to make a stiff joint; to grow together into one.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. etc.
- n. See ankylose, etc.
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In all birds, on the contrary, not only is there no motion between the ankle-bones (as a whole) and the shin-bone, but the two rows of ankle-bones actually anchylose respectively with adjacent parts -- the row nearer the leg coming to form one with the shin-bone; the second row coming to form one with the bones of the foot.
The same thing to a less degree takes place in reptiles; the ankle-bones do not indeed anchylose with the shin-bone and foot respectively, but they nevertheless unite with those parts so firmly that motion takes place between the bones of the ankle and not between the whole ankle and the leg.