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[ber-sahy-tis] /bərˈsaɪ tɪs/
noun, Pathology.
inflammation of a bursa.
Origin of bursitis
From New Latin, dating back to 1855-60; See origin at bursa, -itis Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • In the lower extremity, a large number of normal and adventitious bursæ are met with and may be the seat of bursitis.

    Manual of Surgery Alexis Thomson and Alexander Miles
British Dictionary definitions for bursitis


inflammation of a bursa, esp one in the shoulder joint
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Word Origin and History for bursitis

1834, "inflammation of the bursa;" also see -itis.

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bursitis in Medicine

bursitis bur·si·tis (bər-sī'tĭs)
Inflammation of a bursa, especially in the shoulder, elbow, or knee joint. Also called bursal synovitis.

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bursitis in Science
Inflammation of a bursa, most commonly of the shoulder. Symptoms include pain, tenderness, and limitation of motion.
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bursitis in Culture
bursitis [(buhr-seye-tis)]

Inflammation of a bursa. Common locations of bursitis include the joints of the shoulder, knee, and elbow.

The New Dictionary of Cultural Literacy, Third Edition
Copyright © 2005 by Houghton Mifflin Company.
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