Definition: the connective tissue membrane that lines the cavity of a synovial joint and produces the synovial fluid; it lines all internal surfaces of the cavity except for the articular cartilage of the bones.
Synonym(s): membrana synovialis (stratum synoviale) capsulae articularisTA, membrana synovialisTA, stratum synoviale, synovial layer of articular capsule, synovium
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