a lubricating fluid resembling the white of an egg, secreted by certain membranes, as those of the joints.
of or relating to the synovia; (of a joint) surrounded by a synovia-secreting membrane
a transparent viscid lubricating fluid, secreted by the membrane lining joints, tendon sheaths, etc
synovia syn·o·vi·a (sĭ-nō’vē-ə)
A clear, thixotropic lubricating fluid secreted by membranes in joint cavities, tendon sheaths, and bursae. Also called synovial fluid.
- Synovial crypt
synovial crypt n. A diverticulum of the synovial membrane of a joint.
- Synovial fluid
synovial fluid n. See synovia. synovial fluid (sĭ-nō’vē-əl) 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.