having or provided with joints.
formed with knots or nodes.

1375–1425; late Middle English; see joint, -ed3

jointedly, adverb
jointedness, noun
unjointed, adjective Unabridged
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jointed (ˈdʒɔɪntɪd)
1.  a.  having a joint or joints
 b.  (in combination): large-jointed
2.  (of a plant stem or similar part) marked with constrictions, at which the stem breaks into separate portions

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late 13c., "a part of a body where two bones meet and move in contact with one another," from O.Fr. joint, from L. junctus, pp. of jungere "join" (see jugular). Slang meaning of "place, building, establishment" (esp. one where persons meet for shady activities) first recorded
1877, Amer.Eng., from an earlier Anglo-Irish sense (1821), perhaps on the notion of a side-room, one "joined" to a main room. The original U.S. sense was especially of "an opium-smoking den." Meaning "marijuana cigarette" (1938) is perhaps from notion of something often smoked in common, but there are other possibilities; earlier joint in drug slang meant "hypodermic outfit" (1935). Meaning "prison" is from 1953.
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Medical Dictionary

joint (joint)
A point of articulation between two or more bones, especially such a connection that allows motion.

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joint  [%PREMIUM_LINK%]     (joint)  Pronunciation Key 

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  1. Anatomy A usually movable body part in which adjacent bones are joined by ligaments and other fibrous tissues. See also ball-and-socket joint, hinge joint.

  2. Zoology A point in the exoskeleton of an invertebrate at which movable parts join, as along the leg of an arthropod.

  3. Botany A point on a plant stem from which a leaf or branch grows.

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