Articular capsule

articular capsule

articular capsule n.
A sac enclosing a joint, formed by an outer fibrous membrane and an inner synovial membrane. Also called joint capsule.
Historical Examples

The articular capsule of the hip is of exceptional strength.
Manual of Surgery Volume Second: Extremities–Head–Neck. Sixth Edition. Alexander Miles


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