a joint swelling.
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arthrocele(1) An obsolete, nonspecific term for the swelling of a joint.
(2) Synovial hernia.
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1. Hernia of the synovial membrane through the capsule of a joint.
2. Any swelling of a joint.
[arthro- + G. kēlē, hernia, tumor]
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