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Meaning of BURSA

Pronunciation:  'boorsâ, 'bursu

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  a small fluid-filled sac located between movable parts of the body especially at joints
  2. [n]  a city in northwestern Turkey

BURSA is a 5 letter word that starts with B.


 Synonyms: Brusa
 See Also: city, metropolis, Republic of Turkey, sac, Turkey, urban center



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Bur"sa\, n.; pl. {Burs[ae]}. [L. See {Burse}.] (Anat.)
Any sac or saclike cavity; especially, one of the synovial
sacs, or small spaces, often lined with synovial membrane,
interposed between tendons and bony prominences.

Medical Dictionary
 Definition: A bursa is a closed fluid-filled sac that functions as a gliding surface to reduce friction between tissues of the body. When the bursa becomes inflamed, the condition is known to as "bursitis." Most commonly this is not an infectious condition (aseptic bursitis). When the bursa is infected with bacteria, the condition is called septic bursitis.