synovial

adjective sy·no·vi·al \ sə-ˈnō-vē-əl \

Definition of synovial

: of, relating to, or secreting synovial fluid
  • synovial membranes
; also : lined with synovial membrane

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1756

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synovial

adjective sy·no·vi·al \ -vē-əl \

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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