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Definition of synovitis

: inflammation of a synovial membrane

Examples of synovitis in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Beauchesne nearly didn't play because of a bout with toxic synovitis, which causes pain in joints, a few days earlier. Matt Goul, cleveland, "Bay’s Michael Beauchesne recognized with Naismith National Courage Award," 16 Apr. 2020 The study involved 140 middle-aged and older adults (average age 58) who had pain and inflammation, called synovitis, from knee osteoarthritis. Linda Searing, Washington Post, "A steroid shot for your knee pain? Just skip it.," 20 May 2017

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First Known Use of synovitis

circa 1836, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for synovitis

synovia + -itis

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“Synovitis.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 Jan. 2021.

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Medical Definition of synovitis

: inflammation of a synovial membrane usually with pain and swelling of the joint

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