bursa [ bur-s uh ] SHOW IPA / ˈbɜr sə / PHONETIC RESPELLING noun, plural bur·sae , [ bur-see] /ˈbɜr si/ bur·sas. Anatomy, Zoology. a pouch, sac, or vesicle, especially a sac containing synovia, to facilitate motion, as between a tendon and a bone. QUIZZES TAKE THIS QUIZ TO SEE WHAT YOU KNOW ABOUT HIGH SCHOOL PUNCTUATION!
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Origin of bursa
1795–1805; < New Latin, Late Latin
bursa a bag, pouch, purse < Greek býrsa a skin, hide OTHER WORDS FROM bursa bur·sal, adjective bur·sate , [ bur-seyt] /ˈbɜr seɪt/ adjective post·bur·sal, adjective Words nearby bursa burrow
bursa of fabricius
bursa of gastrocnemius
bursa of semimembranosus
bursar Definition for bursa (2 of 2) Bursa [ boo r- sah ] SHOW IPA / burˈsɑ / PHONETIC RESPELLING noun a city in NW Turkey in Asia: a former capital of the Ottoman Empire.
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Example sentences from the Web for bursa Bursa: a pouch or sac: a wing pouch in male caddice flies and in connection with a stalked hair pencil.
bursa between the ligamentum patellæ and the tibia is rarely the seat of disease.
A cartilaginous exostosis in the vicinity of a joint may be invested with a synovial sac or
bursa—the so-called exostosis bursata.
The navicular bone and
bursa and the tendon of the perforans also suffer from the effects of compression. British Dictionary definitions for bursa (1 of 2) noun plural -sae ( -siː) or -sas a small fluid-filled sac that reduces friction between movable parts of the body, esp at joints zoology any saclike cavity or structure Derived forms of bursa bursal, adjective Word Origin for bursa
C19: from Medieval Latin: bag, pouch, from Greek: skin, hide; see
purse British Dictionary definitions for bursa (2 of 2) noun a city in NW Turkey: founded in the 2nd century bc; seat of Bithynian kings. Pop: 1 413 000 (2005 est) Former name: Brusa
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Medical definitions for bursa n. pl. bur•sas A sac or saclike bodily cavity, especially one containing a viscous lubricating fluid and located between a tendon and a bone or at points of friction between moving structures. Other words from bursa bur ′sal adj.
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Scientific definitions for bursa Plural bursae ( bûr) ′sē bursas A flattened sac containing a lubricating fluid that reduces friction between two moving structures in the body, as a tendon and a bone.
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Cultural definitions for bursa
A fluid-filled sac or cavity that reduces friction between the bones,
ligaments, and tendons in the body's joints.
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