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Description

The secretion of the synovial membrane is thick, viscid, and glairy, like the white of an egg, and is hence termed synovial fluid (synovia).


This definition incorporates text from a public domain edition of Gray's Anatomy (20th U.S. edition of Gray's Anatomy of the Human Body, published in 1918 – from http://www.bartleby.com/107/).

Anatomical hierarchy

General Anatomy > Joints; Articular system > Bony joints > Synovial joint; Diarthrosis > Joint capsule; Articular capsule > Synovial membrane; Synovial layer > Synovial fluid

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