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dou·ble-joint·ed

(dŭb′əl-join′tĭd)
adj.
Having unusually flexible joints, especially of the limbs or fingers.

double-jointed

adj
(Anatomy) having unusually flexible joints permitting an abnormal degree of motion of the parts

dou′ble-joint′ed



adj.
having especially flexible joints that can bend in unusual ways or to an unusually great extent.
[1825–35]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.double-jointed - having unusually flexible joints especially of the limbs or fingers
flexile, flexible - able to flex; able to bend easily; "slim flexible birches"
Translations

double-jointed

[ˈdʌblˈdʒɔɪntɪd] ADJcon articulaciones muy flexibles

double-jointed

[ˌdʌblˈdʒɔɪntɪd] adjsnodato/a

double-jointed

adj (person) que tiene doble articulación, que puede doblar las articulaciones más de lo normal
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But with others, the problem often occurs due to double-jointedness.
Double-jointedness, also known as hypermobility, is characterized when someone possesses malleable fingers, such as bendable thumbs.
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