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View in Spanish: Membrana sinovial

Synovial membrane (sih-NOH-vee-ul MEM-brayn)
A layer of connective tissue that lines the cavities of joints, tendon sheaths, and bursae (fluid-filled sacs between tendons and bones). The synovial membrane makes synovial fluid, which has a lubricating function.

Source: National Cancer Institute Dictionary of Cancer Terms, available at www.cancer.gov/dictionary.