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syn•o•vi•a  (si nōvē ə),USA pronunciation n. [Physiol.]
  1. Physiologya lubricating fluid resembling the white of an egg, secreted by certain membranes, as those of the joints.
syn•ovi•al, adj. 
syn•ovi•al•ly, adv. 
  • Neo-Latin, equivalent. to syn- syn- + Latin ōv- (stem of ōvum egg1) + -ia -ia
  • 1640–50

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synovia /saɪˈnəʊvɪə sɪ-/ n
  1. a transparent viscid lubricating fluid, secreted by the membrane lining joints, tendon sheaths, etc
Etymology: 17th Century: from New Latin, probably from syn- + Latin ōvum egg

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