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Inflammation of a synovial membrane.

[New Latin synovium, synovia-secreting membrane (from synovia) + -itis.]


(ˌsaɪnəʊˈvaɪtɪs; ˌsɪn-)
(Pathology) inflammation of the membrane surrounding a joint
synovitic adj


(ˌsɪn əˈvaɪ tɪs)

inflammation of a synovial membrane.
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Noun1.synovitis - inflammation of the synovial membrane that lines a synovial joint; results in pain and swelling
inflammation, redness, rubor - a response of body tissues to injury or irritation; characterized by pain and swelling and redness and heat
tendonous synovitis, tendosynovitis, tenosynovitis - inflammation of a tendon and its enveloping sheath


n. sinovitis, infl. de la membrana sinovial;
dry ______ seca;
purulent ______ purulenta;
serous ______ serosa.


n sinovitis f
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