Definition of Bursae

1. Noun. (plural of bursa) ¹

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Definition of Bursae

1. bursa [n] - See also: bursa

Medical Definition of Bursae

1. The pleural of bursa. (05 Mar 2000)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Bursae

bursa subtendinea musculi infraspinati
bursa subtendinea musculi latissimus dorsi
bursa subtendinea musculi obturatoris interni
bursa subtendinea musculi subscapularis
bursa subtendinea musculi teretis majoris
bursa subtendinea musculi tibialis anterioris
bursa subtendinea musculi trapezii
bursa subtendinea musculi tricipitus brachii
bursa subtendinea prepatellaris
bursa subtendineae musculi gastrocnemii
bursa suprapatellaris
bursa synovialis
bursa tendinis calcanei
bursa trochanterica musculi glutei maximi
bursa trochanterica musculi glutei minimi
bursae (current term)
bursae subtendineae musculi sartorii
bursae trochantericae musculi glutei medii
bursal abscess
bursal cyst
bursal synovitis

Literary usage of Bursae

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Anatomy and Physiology of the Human Body by John Bell, Charles Bell (1829)
"This joint has the largest bursae mucosae of all, and these perhaps the most frequently ... These bursae, I am persuaded, are often the seat of disease, ..."

2. Monographic Medicine by William Robie Patten Emerson, Guido Guerrini, William Brown, Wendell Christopher Phillips, John Whitridge Williams, John Appleton Swett, Hans Günther, Mario Mariotti, Hugh Grant Rowell (1916)
"Diseases of the bursae and of the vaginae mucosae. Many of these have been sufficiently described under methods of examination in Part XI, Subdivision I. ..."

3. A Text-book of operative surgery: Covering the Surgical Anatomy and by Warren Stone Bickham (1904)
"PUNCTURE OF bursae. Description.—General!}' resorted to for exploring the nature of the bursal contents, or for injecting fluid for destroying its secreting ..."

4. The Retrospect of Medicine by William Braithwaite (1858)
"The treatment of enlarged bursae has given rise to much difference of opinion ... Reasoning from analogy, we might conclude that inflamed bursae should be ..."

5. On rheumatism, rheumatic gout, and sciatica: Their Pathology, Symptoms, and by Henry William Fuller (1860)
"When the bursae and the synovial membrane lining the joint become the seat of ... The wrist is one of the common situations of these enlarged bursae, ..."

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