synovial fluid n.
A clear fluid secreted by membranes in joint cavities, tendon sheaths, and bursae, and functioning as a lubricant. When a joint disorder is present, the synovial fluid that is removed and examined can contain indicators of disease, such as white blood cells or crystals.
- Synovial frenulum
synovial frenulum n. See vinculum of tendons.
- Synovial hernia
synovial hernia n. The protrusion of an inner synovial membrane through an opening in the stratum fibrosum of a joint capsule.
- Synovial joint
synovial joint n. See movable joint.
- Synovial membrane
synovial membrane n. The connective-tissue membrane that lines the cavity of a synovial joint and produces the synovial fluid. Also called synovium. synovial membrane The connective-tissue membrane that lines the cavity of a joint and produces the synovial fluid.