ar·thro·gry·po·sis (är'thrə-grə-pōʹsĭs) n. pl. ar·thro·gry·po·ses (-sēz)
The permanent fixation of a joint in a contracted position.
  [arthro- + Late Latin grȳpōsis, hooking (from Late Greek grūpōsis, from Greek grūpousthai, to become hooked, from grūpos, hook-nosed).]

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