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]

synovial (saɪˈnəʊvɪəl, sɪ-)
 
adj
of or relating to the synovia; (of a joint) surrounded by a synovia-secreting membrane
 
syn'ovially
 
adv

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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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Example sentences
The research focused on a type of cell called a synovial fibroblast, which
  helps to lubricate the lining of our joints.
Synovial fluid is a lubricating fluid that supplies nutrients and oxygen to
  cartilage.
It is a viscous liquid found in tissues and the synovial fluid surrounding your
  joints.
These folds generally project from the synovial membrane near the margin of the
  cartilage, and lie flat upon its surface.
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