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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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1993; Sato et al, 2001; Uchoa de Rezende & Constantino de Campos), and increases the molecular weight and amount of HA synthesized by the synovia (Brandt et al.
The patient was given antimicrobial drugs (amoxicillin and cloxacillin) after blood and synovia (knee) sampling.
Familial Mediterranean fever (FMF) is an autosomal recessively inherited disease characterized by autoinflammatory episodes of recurrent fever and serosal inflammation of the periton, pleura, and synovia.
While chikungunya may be limited to 2 weeks of a flulike illness, it readily enters the synovia of joint spaces.
Weekly transplantation of 3 ml of autogenous synovia for 4 weeks at the site of tendon repaired with plasma preserved grafts in calves resulted in lesser inflammation, better gliding function and tendon healing as compared to untreated animals (Fig.
Episodes last 12-72 hours, and clinical features include an erysipeloid rash and inflammation of various membranes, causing abdominal, chest or joint pain (serositis of the peritoneum, pleura or synovia, respectively).
In KOA, the synovia is involved in the production of proinflammatory effectors that are diffused into the cartilage through the synovial fluid, where they activate the chondrocytes to produce more proinflammatory cytokines [7, 34, 54].
The final diagnosis was popliteal cyst filled with necrotic synovia accompanied by rheumatoid arthritis.
The diffuse form, which involves the entire synovia is of a joint and often occurs in large joints; the localized nodular form with isolated circumscribed or pedunculated tissue masses in the synovial of the tendon sheaths.
1 According to Jaffe, PVNS is characterised by thickened and hyper- plastic synovia organised into villi and nodules, which lead to the deposition of intra-cellular haemosiderin pigments.
Giant-cell tumor of the tendon sheath (GCTTS) and pigmented villonodular synovitis belong to the same type of benign proliferative lesions originating in the synovia that usually affect the joints, bursae, and tendon sheaths.
Chlamydia trachomatis is considered the major cause of urogenital form of RS in genetically predisposed individuals, surviving in the synovia in the persistent form [14, 17, 23, 24].