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Medical Term:

synovial layer of tendon sheath


a thin, slightly redundant, highly vascular connective tissue membrane lining a tendon sheath; consists of visceral and parietal components and produces a viscous lubricating fluid.

Synonym(s): stratum synoviale (vagina synovialis) vaginae tendinisTA, synovial sheathTA

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