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A clear, viscid lubricating fluid secreted by membranes in joint cavities, sheaths of tendons, and bursae.

[New Latin, coined by Paracelsus.]

syn·o′vi·al adj.


(saɪˈnəʊvɪə; sɪ-)
(Physiology) a transparent viscid lubricating fluid, secreted by the membrane lining joints, tendon sheaths, etc
[C17: from New Latin, probably from syn- + Latin ōvum egg]


(sɪˈnoʊ vi ə)

a clear, viscous lubricating fluid secreted by membranes that surround the body's joints.
[1640–50; < New Latin, perhaps =syn- syn- + Latin ōv(um) egg1 + -ia -ia]
syn•o′vi•al, adj.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.synovia - viscid lubricating fluid secreted by the membrane lining joints and tendon sheaths etc.
secretion - a functionally specialized substance (especially one that is not a waste) released from a gland or cell
hyaluronic acid - a viscous mucopolysaccharide found in the connective tissue space and the synovial fluid of movable joints and the humors of the eye; a cementing and protective substance


n. sinovia, líquido que lubrica las articulaciones y los tendones.
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Role of administration of autogenous synovia (synovial fluid collected from the contra lateral joint) at the reconstructive site of tendon demonstrated its efficacy in reduction of peritendinous adhesions [9-11].
In addition, the formation of an extended three-dimensional network by intra--and inter-chain bridges contributes to the hydrodynamic and viscoelastic properties of synovia.
Interpretation & conclusions: Lornoxicam did not show significant effect on inflammation on rat synovia in knee joint.
Patterns of expression of tumor necrosis factor alpha, tumor necrosis factor beta, and their receptors in synovia of patients with juvenile rheumatoid arthritis and juvenile spondylarthropathy.
Immunolocalisation studies on six matrix metalloproteinases and their inhibitors, TIMP-1 and TIMP-2, in synovia from patients with osteo- and rheumatoid arthritis.
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