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These are terms associated with synovial joints


joints that allow free movement

articular cartilage

thin layer of hyline cartilage that covers the ends of articulating bones

joint capsule

also called articular capsule holds together the bones of the joint


strong collagenous fibers that reinforce the joint capsule

synovial membrane

a few cells thick and covers all surfaces of the joint.

synovial cavity

the synovial membrane creates this closed space which is filled with synovial fluid

synovial fluid

enclosed in a sac and the consistancy of uncooked egg white, it moistens and lubricates cartilaginous surfaces of the joint


discs of fibrocartilage that divide the joint


cushion and aid movement of tendons that glide over bony parts or other tendons

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