joint mouse


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joint mouse

[′jȯint ‚mau̇s]
(pathology)
A small, loose body within a synovial joint, frequently calcified, derived from synovial membrane, organized fibrin fragments of articular cartilage, or arthritic osteophytes. Also known as joint body.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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