synovial jointmedical dictionary

A joint in which the opposing bony surfaces are covered with a layer of hyaline cartilage or fibrocartilage, there is a joint cavity containing synovial fluid, lined with synovial membrane and reinforced by a fibrous capsule and ligaments, and there is some degree of free movement possible.

Synonyms: articulatio synovialis, diarthrodial joint, diarthrosis, junctura synovialis, movable joint, perarticulation.

(05 Mar 2000)

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