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A freely movable joint with a cavity lined by synovial membrane and lubricated by synovial fluid.
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|Noun||1.||synovial 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
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
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