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synovia

[si-noh-vee-uh] /sɪˈnoʊ vi ə/
noun, Physiology
1.
a lubricating fluid resembling the white of an egg, secreted by certain membranes, as those of the joints.
Origin of synovia
1640-1650
1640-50; < New Latin, equivalent to syn- syn- + Latin ōv- (stem of ōvum egg1) + -ia -ia
Related forms
synovial, adjective
synovially, adverb
subsynovial, adjective
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synovial

/saɪˈnəʊvɪəl; sɪ-/
adjective
1.
of or relating to the synovia; (of a joint) surrounded by a synovia-secreting membrane
Derived Forms
synovially, adverb

synovia

/saɪˈnəʊvɪə; sɪ-/
noun
1.
a transparent viscid lubricating fluid, secreted by the membrane lining joints, tendon sheaths, etc
Word Origin
C17: from New Latin, probably from syn- + Latin ōvum egg
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Word Origin and History for synovial

1756, from synovia, Modern Latin sinovia, probably a coinage of Paracelsus and apparently an invented word.

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synovial in Medicine

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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