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arthrodesis (plural arthrodeses)

  1. (medicine) The fusion of a joint between two or more bones so that the joint can no longer move.


Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
(See the entry for arthrodesis in
Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.)