synovial

adjective

sy·​no·​vi·​al sə-ˈnō-vē-əl How to pronounce synovial (audio)
: of, relating to, or secreting synovial fluid
synovial membranes
also : lined with synovial membrane

Examples of synovial in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web He was diagnosed with synovial sarcoma, a rare form of cancer that occurs almost anywhere in the body, most commonly in the arms and legs, according to Mayo Clinic. Richard Obert, The Arizona Republic, 10 Jan. 2024 The two fell for each other fast but early in their relationship, they were delivered crushing news that Josh had a rare form of cancer called synovial sarcoma. Angela Andaloro, Peoplemag, 4 Nov. 2022 The band—guitarist/vocalist Marsya Kurnia, bassist Widi Rahmawati and drummer Sitti Aisyah—routinely deliver the driving riffage that conjures synovial headbanging and some old-fashioned metal-thrashing-mad sweat. Jason Pettigrew, SPIN, 30 June 2022 Trevor Madrid died after a years-long fight with synovial sarcoma, a rare form of cancer that is found in soft tissue. Haleigh Kochanski, The Arizona Republic, 17 Jan. 2022 Madrid worked as a firefighter for more than a decade before synovial sarcoma, a rare form of cancer, forced him into an early retirement in 2019. Athena Ankrah, The Arizona Republic, 23 Nov. 2021 Trevor Madrid died Sunday after a years-long fight against synovial sarcoma, a rare form of cancer found in the soft tissue. Athena Ankrah, The Arizona Republic, 16 Nov. 2021 His battle with synovial sarcoma, a rare and typically pediatric cancer, began in late 2017. courant.com, 31 July 2019 Madrid will be unable to work for up to a year after being diagnosed with synovial sarcoma cancer in early March. Aubrey Carpenter, azcentral, 25 June 2019

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Word History

Etymology

borrowed from New Latin synoviālis, from synovia synovia + Latin -ālis -al entry 1

First Known Use

1756, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of synovial was in 1756

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Cite this Entry

“Synovial.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/synovial. Accessed 20 Jun. 2024.

Medical Definition

synovial

adjective
sy·​no·​vi·​al -vē-əl How to pronounce synovial (audio)
: of, relating to, or secreting synovial fluid
synovial effusion
also : lined with synovial membrane
a synovial bursa
synovial tendon sheaths

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