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a joint in which the opposing bony surfaces are covered with a layer of hyaline cartilage or fibrocartilage within a joint cavity that contains synovial fluid, lined with synovial membrane and reinforced by a fibrous capsule and ligaments; and there is some degree of free movement possible.
Synonym(s): junctura synovialis [TA], articulatio ☆ , diarthrosis ☆ , articulatio synovialis, diarthrodial joint, movable joint, perarticulation
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synovial jointA freely movable joint in which the contributing (joint-facing) bones are covered by an articular capsule enclosed in a cavity lined by a synovial membrane and filled with synovial fluid.
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