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Medical Term:

arthrodesis

Pronunciation: ar-throd′ĕ-sis, ar-thrō-dē′sis

Definition: The stiffening of a joint by operative means.

Synonym(s): artificial ankylosis

[arthro- + G. desis, a binding together]

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