synovia

synovia

[si-noh-vee-uh]
noun Physiology.
a lubricating fluid resembling the white of an egg, secreted by certain membranes, as those of the joints.

Origin:
1640–50; < Neo-Latin, equivalent to syn- syn- + Latin ōv- (stem of ōvum egg1) + -ia -ia

synovial, adjective
synovially, adverb
subsynovial, adjective
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synovia (saɪˈnəʊvɪə, sɪ-)
 
n
a transparent viscid lubricating fluid, secreted by the membrane lining joints, tendon sheaths, etc
 
[C17: from New Latin, probably from syn- + Latin ōvum egg]

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synovia syn·o·vi·a (sĭ-nō'vē-ə)
n.
A clear, thixotropic lubricating fluid secreted by membranes in joint cavities, tendon sheaths, and bursae. Also called synovial fluid.


syn·o'vi·al adj.
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