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bursa

[ bur-suh ]
/ ˈbɜr sə /
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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.

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Origin of bursa

1795–1805; <New Latin, Late Latin bursa a bag, pouch, purse <Greek býrsa a skin, hide
bursal, adjectivebur·sate [bur-seyt], /ˈbɜr seɪt/, adjectivepost·bur·sal, adjective

Definition for bursa (2 of 2)

Bursa
[ boor-sah ]
/ burˈsɑ /

noun

a city in NW Turkey in Asia: a former capital of the Ottoman Empire.
Also Brusa.
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British Dictionary definitions for bursa (1 of 2)

bursa
/ (ˈbɜːsə) /

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
bursal, adjective
C19: from Medieval Latin: bag, pouch, from Greek: skin, hide; see purse

British Dictionary definitions for bursa (2 of 2)

Bursa
/ (ˈbɜːsə) /

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

bursa
[ bûrsə ]

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.
bursal adj.
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Scientific definitions for bursa

bursa
[ bûrsə ]

Plural bursae (bûr) 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

bursa
[ (bur-suh) ]

A fluid-filled sac or cavity that reduces friction between the bones, ligaments, and tendons in the body's joints.

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