synovia

[ si-noh-vee-uh ]

nounPhysiology.
  1. a lubricating fluid resembling the white of an egg, secreted by certain membranes, as those of the joints.

Origin of synovia

1
1640–50; <New Latin, equivalent to syn-syn- + Latin ōv- (stem of ōvumegg1) + -ia-ia

Other words from synovia

  • syn·o·vi·al, adjective
  • syn·o·vi·al·ly, adverb
  • sub·syn·o·vi·al, adjective

Words Nearby synovia

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How to use synovia in a sentence

  • 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
  • In addition to aspirating synovia, the introduction of equal parts of alcohol and tincture of iodin into the theca is necessary.

    Lameness of the Horse | John Victor Lacroix
  • 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
  • By compressing the distended capsule and surrounding structures with the fingers, considerable synovia may be evacuated.

    Lameness of the Horse | John Victor Lacroix
  • Distension of the capsular ligament of the tibial tarsal (tibioastragular) joint with synovia is commonly known as bog spavin.

    Lameness of the Horse | John Victor Lacroix

British Dictionary definitions for synovia

synovia

/ (saɪˈnəʊvɪə, sɪ-) /


noun
  1. a transparent viscid lubricating fluid, secreted by the membrane lining joints, tendon sheaths, etc

Origin of synovia

1
C17: from New Latin, probably from syn- + Latin ōvum egg

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