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If my fingers and toes are all cold, I can say "My digits are cold." However, if my shoulders and hips are aching, (or elbows and knees, or wrists and ankles), I don't know of a word to collectively describe these "similar" parts of the body. Anybody know of any words to describe these?

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    'Joints' is the hyper-hypernym. – Edwin Ashworth Apr 10 '18 at 16:44
  • If joints covers too many joints, and limbs covers too many parts of the limbs, then why not use limb joints? – JonLarby Apr 11 '18 at 12:34
  • Nice suggestion but not one word! – user292631 Apr 11 '18 at 15:40
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Joints is the best option. You can call you fingers and toes your carpels and tarsals respectively, if you're referring to the lower-digits.

  • Thanks, but joints is non-specific. Also, fingers and toes are phalanges. Carpals and tarsals are bones in the wrists and ankles respectively. – user292631 Apr 11 '18 at 11:58
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You are describing an extremity (extremities - plural) of the body.

The definition, from dictionary.com is given as:

  1. a limb of the body.

I feel like that works well.

  • Thanks, but limbs refers to the whole legs/arms, not specific areas of them. – user292631 Apr 11 '18 at 11:59

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