synovial fluid



Nearby words

  1. synovia,
  2. synovial,
  3. synovial bursa,
  4. synovial crypt,
  5. synovial cyst,
  6. synovial frenulum,
  7. synovial hernia,
  8. synovial joint,
  9. synovial ligament,
  10. synovial membrane

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Science definitions for synovial fluid

synovial fluid


A clear fluid secreted by membranes in joint cavities, tendon sheaths, and bursae, and functioning as a lubricant. When a joint disorder is present, the synovial fluid that is removed and examined can contain indicators of disease, such as white blood cells or crystals.
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