Flashcards in Chap 15, Vocabulary, Joints Deck (11)
Smooth, glistening white tissue that covers the surface of a joint.
Any type of joint.
bursa (plural: bursae)
Sac of fluid near a joint; promotes smooth sliding of one tissue against another.
Connective tissue binding bones to other bones; supports, strengthens, and stabilizes the joint.
Crescent-shaped fibrocartilaginous structure found in the knee.
Immovable joint, such as between the bones of the skull.
Space between bones at a synovial joint; contains synovial fluid produced by the synovial membrane.
Viscous (sticky) fluid within the synovial cavity. Synovial fluid is similar in viscosity to egg white; this accounts for the origin of the term (syn- = like, ov/o = egg).
A freely movable joint.
Tissue lining the synovial cavity; it produces synovial fluid.