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  • adj. Of, pertaining to, or producing synovia

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  • adj. Of or pertaining to synovia; secreting synovia.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Of or pertaining to synovia; secreting synovia, as a membrane; containing synovia, as a bursa.

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  • adj. relating to or secreting synovia


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