What does anchylose mean?
The definition of anchylose
An”chy*lose, v. t. & i.
[imp. & p. p. Anchylosed; p. pr. & vb. n.Anchylosing.]
Etym: [Cf. F. ankyloser.]

To affect or be affected with anchylosis; to unite or consolidate so as to make a stiff joint; to grow together into one. [Spelt also ankylose.] Owen.