synovial membrane

synovial membrane
= synovium
the membrane, composed of mesothelium and connective tissue, that forms the sac enclosing a freely movable joint (see diarthrosis). It secretes the lubricating synovial fluid.

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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

  • synovial membrane — n the dense connective tissue membrane that secretes synovial fluid and that lines the ligamentous surfaces of joint capsules, tendon sheaths where free movement is necessary, and bursae * * * the membrane, composed of mesothelium and connective… …   Medical dictionary

  • Synovial membrane — Infobox Anatomy Name = PAGENAME Latin = membrana synovialis capsulae articularis GraySubject = 68 GrayPage = 282 Caption = Black is subintima, purple is intima, light brown is bone, orange is cartilage, yellow is synovial fluid Caption2 =… …   Wikipedia

  • synovial membrane — noun a thin membrane in synovial (freely moving) joints that lines the joint capsule and secretes synovial fluid • Syn: ↑synovium • Hypernyms: ↑membrane, ↑tissue layer * * * noun : the dense connective tissue membrane often produced into folds or …   Useful english dictionary

  • synovial membrane — A layer of connective tissue that lines the cavities of joints, tendon sheaths, and bursae (fluid filled sacs between tendons and bones). The synovial membrane makes synovial fluid, which has a lubricating function …   English dictionary of cancer terms

  • synovial membrane — noun A thin membrane of joints, comprised of smooth connective tissue and which secretes synovial fluid. Syn: synovium …   Wiktionary

  • synovial membrane — thin membrane that envelops a joint and secretes lubricating synovial fluid (Anatomy) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • synovial membrane of articular capsule — membrana synovialis capsulae articularis …   Medical dictionary

  • Synovial fluid — is a thick, stringy fluid found in the cavities of synovial joints. With its egg like consistency ( synovial partially derives from ovum , Latin for egg), synovial fluid reduces friction between the articular cartilage and other tissues in joints …   Wikipedia

  • Synovial sheath — Latin vagina synovialis Gray s subject #68 283 A synovial sheath is a layer of a tendon sheath containing tendons in the hand and foot. They lie internal to the fibrous tendon sheaths …   Wikipedia

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