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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On June 28, 2016, just one day before his 18th birthday, Snyder was diagnosed with synovial sarcoma, a rare cancer. Caitlin Keating,, "Terminally Ill Teen Given Weeks to Live Weds High School Sweetheart: 'He Knew She Was the One'," 29 Jan. 2018 Doctors discovered synovial sarcoma in his left lung. Howard Cohen, miamiherald, "Dying Florida teen gets his wish: She said ‘yes’ to a Sunday wedding," 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 |,, "11 cool events this winter at Alabama's beaches," 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, "Former Twins prospect Henry Sanchez, 30, dies of cancer," 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, "Running May Be Good for Your Knees," 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, "Running May Be Good for Your Knees," 18 Jan. 2017

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1756, in the meaning defined above

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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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