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Describing or relating to bones and joints

arthritic

adjective

affected by arthritis, or caused by it

break

noun

a place where a bone is broken

broken

adjective

a broken bone has a crack in it

compound fracture

noun

a broken bone that cuts through the surface of the skin

costal

adjective

relating to the ribs

double-jointed

adjective

able to bend your joints (=parts of your body where two bones meet) backwards as well as forwards

fused

adjective

fused bones, fingers, or toes are joined together when they should be separate

jointed

adjective

a jointed arm, leg, or other part can bend because it has joints

lumbar

adjective

relating to the lower part of your back

pelvic

adjective

relating to your pelvis

sciatic

adjective

relating to your hips or the area around them

skeletal

adjective

relating to a skeleton

spinal

adjective

relating to your spine

tarsal

adjective

relating to the tarsus

vertebral

adjective

a clean break

a break in a bone into just two pieces along a straight line

in plaster

if a part of someone’s body is in plaster, it has a hard cover around it to protect a broken bone

out of joint

if a bone in your body is out of joint, it is not in its correct position

food rave

a very large party where people eat, sell or share many different types of food, usually held outside or in a large public building

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clapped-out

old and in bad condition, or no longer effective

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dead white (European) male

a man … whose achievements may have been overestimated because he belonged to the gender and ethnic group … that was dominant at the time

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