- inflammation of a bursa.
Origin of bursitis
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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
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- inflammation of a bursa, esp one in the shoulder joint
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- Inflammation of a bursa, especially in the shoulder, elbow, or knee joint.bursal synovitis
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- Inflammation of a bursa, most commonly of the shoulder. Symptoms include pain, tenderness, and limitation of motion.
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