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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A clear, viscid lubricating fluid secreted by membranes in joint cavities, sheaths of tendons, and bursae.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. The lubricating fluid secreted by the synovium of a joint or other such structure.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A transparent, viscid, lubricating fluid which contains mucin and secreted by synovial membranes; synovial fluid.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The lubricating liquid secreted by a synovial membrane: so called from resembling the white of an egg. It is a nearly colorless liquid containing mucin.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. viscid lubricating fluid secreted by the membrane lining joints and tendon sheaths etc.

Etymologies

New Latin, coined by Paracelsus.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)

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