- a lubricating fluid resembling the white of an egg, secreted by certain membranes, as those of the joints.
Origin of synovia
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When these sacs are overdistended by reason of an excessive secretion of synovia, they are called windgalls.Special Report on Diseases of the Horse
United States Department of Agriculture
Synovia in some abundance, mixed with pus, sometimes escaped in considerable quantity when infection had opened up the tracks.Surgical Experiences in South Africa, 1899-1900
George Henry Makins
The knee-joint is filled with blood and synovia, which usually extend into the bursa under the quadriceps.
The tissues of the bone and bursa are insufficiently nourished, and the secretion of synovia lessened.Diseases of the Horse's Foot
Harry Caulton Reeks
It is ordinarily unnecessary to dress foot-wounds oftener than every second week after the discharge of synovia has ceased.Lameness of the Horse
John Victor Lacroix
- 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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- A clear, thixotropic lubricating fluid secreted by membranes in joint cavities, tendon sheaths, and bursae.synovial fluid
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