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