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synovial fluid:see jointjoint,
in anatomy, juncture between two bones. Some joints are immovable, e.g., those that connect the bones of the skull, which are separated merely by short, tough fibers of cartilage. Movable joints are found for the most part in the limbs.
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synovial fluid[sə′nō·vē·əl ′flü·əd]
A transparent viscid fluid secreted by synovial membranes. Also known as synovia.
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