hypermobility

noun
hy·​per·​mo·​bil·​i·​ty | \ ˌhī-pər-mō-ˈbi-lə-tē How to pronounce hypermobility (audio) \
plural hypermobilities

Definition of hypermobility

: an increase in the range of movement of which a body part and especially a joint is capable … don't continually try to pop your joints (i.e., crack your knuckles). This practice tends to create hypermobility and can lead to instability of the joint.Yoga Journal There is evidence that hypermobility—the loose joints that many musicians have—seems to prevent repetitive-motion injuries.Industry Week

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hypermobile \ ˌhī-​pər-​ˈmō-​bəl How to pronounce hypermobility (audio) , -​ˌbī-​əl also  -​ˌbēl \ adjective
hypermobile joints a hypermobile patient [=a patient with hypermobile joints] But for me, retinal damage was a symptom of a connective-tissue disorder, characterized by hypermobile joints and the threat of auditory and visual loss. — Richard Lane

First Known Use of hypermobility

1896, in the meaning defined above

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“Hypermobility.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/hypermobility. Accessed 18 Apr. 2021.

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hypermobility

noun
hy·​per·​mo·​bil·​i·​ty | \ ˌhī-pər-mō-ˈbil-ət-ē How to pronounce hypermobility (audio) \
plural hypermobilities

Medical Definition of hypermobility

: an increase in the range of movement of which a body part and especially a joint is capable hypermobility of the left temporomandibular joint due to the looseness of the capsular ligaments— W. B. Farrar

Other Words from hypermobility

hypermobile \ -​ˈmō-​bəl How to pronounce hypermobility (audio) , -​ˌbīl How to pronounce hypermobility (audio) , -​ˌbēl \ adjective

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