sy·​no·​vi·​al | \ sə-ˈnō-vē-əl How to pronounce synovial (audio) \

Definition of synovial

: 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 His battle with synovial sarcoma, a rare and typically pediatric cancer, began in late 2017., 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 On June 28, 2016, just one day before his 18th birthday, Snyder was diagnosed with synovial sarcoma, a rare cancer. Caitlin Keating,, 29 Jan. 2018 Doctors discovered synovial sarcoma in his left lung. Howard Cohen, miamiherald, 27 Jan. 2018 This year the event will raise money for Georgia Byrd, a 12-year-old girl from Fairhope who is battling synovial sarcoma. Brian Kelly |,, 12 Jan. 2018 According to the San Diego Union-Tribune, Sanchez suffered from a rare soft-tissue cancer called synovial sarcoma. Mike Berardino, Twin Cities, 17 May 2017 Then the researchers looked for a variety of substances in the young people's blood and synovial fluid. Gretchen Reynolds, New York Times, 18 Jan. 2017 The researchers also siphoned off a small amount of synovial fluid, a lubricating fluid that reduces friction inside joints, from their right knee. Gretchen Reynolds, New York Times, 18 Jan. 2017

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First Known Use of synovial

1756, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for synovial

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

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“Synovial.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 Sep. 2021.

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sy·​no·​vi·​al | \ -vē-əl How to pronounce synovial (audio) \

Medical Definition of synovial

: of, relating to, or secreting synovial fluid synovial effusion also : lined with synovial membrane a synovial bursa synovial tendon sheaths

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