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Medical Term:

fibrous layer of joint capsule


Definition: the outer fibrous part of the capsule of a synovial joint, which may in places thicken to form capsular ligaments.

Synonym(s): membrana fibrosa capsulae articularisTA, fibrous layer of articular capsule, fibrous membrane of joint capsule, stratum fibrosum capsulae articularis, fibrous articular capsule

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