Definition of Articulatio synovialis
1. Noun. A joint so articulated as to move freely.
Specialized synonyms: Articulatio Temporomandibularis, Mandibular Joint, Temporomandibular Joint, Articulatio Plana, Gliding Joint, Ginglymoid Joint, Ginglymus, Hinge Joint, Knuckle, Knuckle Joint, Metacarpophalangeal Joint, Articulatio Spheroidea, Ball-and-socket Joint, Cotyloid Joint, Enarthrodial Joint, Enarthrosis, Spheroid Joint, Articulatio Trochoidea, Pivot Joint, Rotary Joint, Rotatory Joint
Generic synonyms: Articulatio, Articulation, Joint
Medical Definition of Articulatio synovialis
1. A joint in which the opposing bony surfaces are covered with a layer of hyaline cartilage or fibrocartilage, there is a joint cavity containing synovial fluid, lined with synovial membrane and reinforced by a fibrous capsule and ligaments, and there is some degree of free movement possible. Synonym: articulatio synovialis, diarthrodial joint, diarthrosis, junctura synovialis, movable joint, perarticulation. (05 Mar 2000)
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