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synovial Line breaks: syn|ovial
Pronunciation: /sʌɪˈnəʊvɪəl/

Definition of synovial in English:


Relating to or denoting a type of joint which is surrounded by a thick flexible membrane forming a sac into which is secreted a viscous fluid that lubricates the joint: synovial fluid
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  • Synovial membranes lining the inside of the joint produce synovial fluid that provides nutrition to articular cartilage.
  • The elbow joint is a synovial hinge joint limited to flexion and extension.
  • Theories include vascular insufficiency or micro-fractures of the subchondral plate, with synovial fluid being forced from the synovial space into the bone.


Mid 18th century: from modern Latin synovia, probably formed arbitrarily by Paracelsus.

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