synovial joint

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synovial joint

A freely movable joint with a cavity lined by synovial membrane and lubricated by synovial fluid.
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Noun1.synovial joint - a joint so articulated as to move freelysynovial joint - a joint so articulated as to move freely
articulatio temporomandibularis, mandibular joint, temporomandibular joint - the joint between the head of the lower jawbone and the temporal bone
articulatio plana, gliding joint - a freely moving joint in which the articulations allow only gliding motions
ginglymoid joint, ginglymus, hinge joint - a freely moving joint in which the bones are so articulated as to allow extensive movement in one plane
knuckle, knuckle joint, metacarpophalangeal joint - a joint of a finger when the fist is closed
articulatio, joint, articulation - (anatomy) the point of connection between two bones or elements of a skeleton (especially if it allows motion)
articulatio spheroidea, ball-and-socket joint, cotyloid joint, enarthrodial joint, enarthrosis, spheroid joint - a freely moving joint in which a sphere on the head of one bone fits into a rounded cavity in the other bone
articulatio trochoidea, pivot joint, rotary joint, rotatory joint - a freely moving joint in which movement is limited to rotation; "the articulation of the radius and ulna in the arm is a pivot joint"
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References in periodicals archive ?
Codigo TAI Latin A03.0.00.000 Juncturae; Systema articulare A03.0.00.001 Junctura A03.0.00.020 Junctura synovialis; Articulatio; Diarthrosis A03.0.00.022 Cavitas articularis A03.0.00.023 Fossa articularis A03.0.00.026 Capsula articularis A03.0.00.028 Membrana synovialis; Stratum synoviale A03.0.00.032 Discus articularis A03.0.00.034 Ligamenta A03.0.00.035 Ligg.