Synovial capsule
Synovial Syn*o"vi*al, a. [Cf. F. synovial.] (Anat.) Of or pertaining to synovia; secreting synovia. [1913 Webster]

{Synovial capsule}, a closed sac of synovial membrane situated between the articular surfaces at diarthrodial joints.

{Synovial fluid}, synovia.

{Synovial membrane}, the dense and very smooth connective tissue membrane which secretes synovia and surrounds synovial capsules and other synovial cavities. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • Synovial — Syn*o vi*al, a. [Cf. F. synovial.] (Anat.) Of or pertaining to synovia; secreting synovia. [1913 Webster] {Synovial capsule}, a closed sac of synovial membrane situated between the articular surfaces at diarthrodial joints. {Synovial fluid},… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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  • Synovial membrane — Synovial Syn*o vi*al, a. [Cf. F. synovial.] (Anat.) Of or pertaining to synovia; secreting synovia. [1913 Webster] {Synovial capsule}, a closed sac of synovial membrane situated between the articular surfaces at diarthrodial joints. {Synovial… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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