United by or given articulations jointed as an articulated skeleton
- comprising portions held collectively by joints
- of Articulate
- United by, or supplied with, articulations; jointed; because, an articulated skeleton.
- Produced, as a letter, syllable, or word, because of theu000du000a body organs of speech; pronounced.
"jointed," 1610s, past participle adjective from articulate (v.). Indicating "made distinct" is from 1855.
(imp. & p. p.) of Articulate
- (a.) United by, or given, articulations; jointed; since, an articulated skeleton.
- (a.) developed, as a letter, syllable, or word, because of the organs of address; pronounced.
The pectoral and ventral fins are so articulated as to perform the functions of feet, the fish being enabled to move, or rather to walk, on the bottom of the sea, where it generally hides itself in the sand or amongst sea-weed.