bursitis

[ 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
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Example sentences from the Web for bursitis

  • 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

bursitis
/ (bɜːˈsaɪtɪs) /

noun

inflammation of a bursa, esp one in the shoulder joint
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Medical definitions for bursitis

bursitis
[ bər-sītĭs ]

n.

Inflammation of a bursa, especially in the shoulder, elbow, or knee joint.bursal synovitis
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Scientific definitions for bursitis

bursitis
[ bər-sītĭs ]

Inflammation of a bursa, most commonly of the shoulder. Symptoms include pain, tenderness, and limitation of motion.
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Cultural definitions for bursitis

bursitis
[ (buhr-seye-tis) ]

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

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