[ ber-sahy-tis ]
/ bərˈsaɪ tɪs /
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noun Pathology.
inflammation of a bursa.
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Origin of bursitis

From New Latin, dating back to 1855–60; see origin at bursa, -itis
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How to use bursitis in a sentence

  • 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
  • It is not surprising that the attacks of sub-acute bursitis became more frequent and more painful.

    Psychotherapy|James J. Walsh
  • This serum is such a good culture medium that an acute abscess is likely to form—the acute bursitis of the surgeons.

    Psychotherapy|James J. Walsh

British Dictionary definitions for bursitis

/ (bɜːˈsaɪtɪs) /

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

[ (buhr-seye-tis) ]

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

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