Synovial fluid

Synovial fluid
The slippery fluid that lubricates joints and provides nutrients to the cartilage. Also known as the synovia.

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synovial fluid n a transparent viscid lubricating fluid secreted by a membrane of an articulation, bursa, or tendon sheath called also joint fluid, synovia

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Medical dictionary. 2011.

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  • synovial fluid — viscous fluid secreted by a synovial membrane and used to lubricate joints (Anatomy) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • synovial fluid — noun Date: 1846 a transparent viscid lubricating fluid secreted by a membrane of an articulation, bursa, or tendon sheath …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • synovial fluid — synovia …   The new mediacal dictionary

  • synovial fluid — UK [saɪˌnəʊvɪəl ˈfluːɪd] / US [saɪˌnoʊvɪəl ˈfluɪd] noun [uncountable] medical liquid in joints (= body parts where two bones meet) that allows your bones to move smoothly …   English dictionary

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  • Synovial osteochondromatosis — (SOC) is a rare disease that creates a benign change or proliferation in the synovium or joint lining tissue which changes to form bone forming cartilage. Commonly there is only one joint affected, mostly either the knee, hip, or elbow. The… …   Wikipedia

  • Synovial sheath — Latin vagina synovialis Gray s subject #68 283 A synovial sheath is a layer of a tendon sheath containing tendons in the hand and foot. They lie internal to the fibrous tendon sheaths …   Wikipedia