synovia

[ si-noh-vee-uh ]
/ sɪˈnoʊ vi ə /

noun Physiology.

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

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Origin of synovia

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

OTHER WORDS FROM synovia

syn·o·vi·al, adjectivesyn·o·vi·al·ly, adverbsub·syn·o·vi·al, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for synovia

synovia
/ (saɪˈnəʊvɪə, sɪ-) /

noun

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

Word Origin for synovia

C17: from New Latin, probably from syn- + Latin ōvum egg
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Medical definitions for synovia

synovia
[ sĭ-nōvē-ə ]

n.

A clear, thixotropic lubricating fluid secreted by membranes in joint cavities, tendon sheaths, and bursae.synovial fluid

Other words from synovia

syn•ovi•al adj.
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