What does the word synovial mean?

Usage examples for synovial

  1. In addition to the stretching or tearing of ligaments, there is usually a considerable effusion of fluid into the synovial cavity, and examination with the X- rays occasionally reveals that a portion of bone has been torn away with the ligament- sprain- fracture. – Manual of Surgery Volume Second: Extremities--Head--Neck. Sixth Edition. by Alexander Miles Alexis Thomson
  2. The most important ones are the skin, which covers the entire external surface of the body; the mucous membrane, which lines all the cavities that communicate by openings with the external surface; and the serous membrane, which, including the synovial membranes, lines all the closed cavities of the body. – Physiology and Hygiene for Secondary Schools by Francis M. Walters, A.M.

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