joint capsule


joint capsule
joint capsule n a ligamentous sac that surrounds the articular cavity of a freely movable joint, is attached to the bones, completely encloses the joint, and is composed of an outer fibrous membrane and an inner synovial membrane called also articular capsule, capsular ligament

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capsula articularis.

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