Synovial-fluid meaning

sĭ-nōvē-əl
A clear fluid secreted by membranes in joint cavities, tendon sheaths, and bursae, and functioning as a lubricant. When a joint disorder is present, the synovial fluid that is removed and examined can contain indicators of disease, such as white blood cells or crystals.
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A viscous, nonnewtonian fluid found in the cavities of synovial joints, and whose main purpose is to reduce friction between the articular cartilage of synovial joints during movement.
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