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v. - Undergo a procedure to form a more or less rigid and inflexible joint Produce a more or less rigid and inflexible joint by surgery.

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  • 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...
  • 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...
  • It is fish-like because the terminal piece, as it is called, or "coccyx" (unlike the coccyx in man or in birds) is not composed of rudimentary vertebr√¶ which subsequently blend...
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