synovial fluid

noun

: a transparent viscid lubricating fluid secreted by a membrane of an articulation, bursa, or tendon sheath

Examples of synovial fluid in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web In addition, the rhythmic motion of pedaling on a bicycle can move synovial fluid, the viscous, egg white -like liquid in joints that helps reduce friction and absorb shock. Allison Aubrey, NPR, 20 May 2024 Joints are wrapped in a capsule of connective tissue that secretes synovial fluid as a lubricant when the joints are moved. Bryant Stamford, The Courier-Journal, 9 May 2024 The fluid, called synovial fluid, is full of oxygen, nitrogen, and carbon dioxide, which are gases. Dr. Roshini Raj, Health, 9 Feb. 2024 This habit results in the popping sound due to the bursting of gas bubbles in the synovial fluid within the joints. Sara Novak, Discover Magazine, 11 Jan. 2024 These chews assist in enhancing your dog's mobility and flexibility while boosting overall joint health by offering essential building blocks for synovial fluid, cartilage, and connective tissues. Amber Smith, Discover Magazine, 14 June 2023 Joint supplements help lubricate achy joints by supporting synovial fluid, a crucial substance that naturally occurs in the body. Dallas News, 24 Jan. 2023 Part of this is caused by a decrease in synovial fluid that lubricates joints to reduce friction caused by movement. Bryant Stamford, The Courier-Journal, 9 Mar. 2023 The activity can improve muscle function around the joints and encourage the body to produce more of what’s called synovial fluid, a viscous liquid that lubricates the joints. Caroline Hopkins, NBC News, 7 Mar. 2023

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Word History

First Known Use

1846, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of synovial fluid was in 1846

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“Synovial fluid.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/synovial%20fluid. Accessed 13 Jul. 2024.

Medical Definition

synovial fluid

noun
: a transparent viscid lubricating fluid secreted by a membrane of an articulation, bursa, or tendon sheath

called also joint fluid, synovia

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