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articular cartilage

Smooth, glistening white tissue that covers the surface of a joint.

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articulation

Any type of joint.

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bursa (plural: bursae)

Sac of fluid near a joint; promotes smooth sliding of one tissue against another.

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ligament

Connective tissue binding bones to other bones; supports, strengthens, and stabilizes the joint.

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meniscus

Crescent-shaped fibrocartilaginous structure found in the knee.

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suture joint

Immovable joint, such as between the bones of the skull.

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synovial cavity

Space between bones at a synovial joint; contains synovial fluid produced by the synovial membrane.

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synovial fluid

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).

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synovial joint

A freely movable joint.

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synovial membrane

Tissue lining the synovial cavity; it produces synovial fluid.

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tendon

Connective tissue that binds muscles to bones.

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