Definition of Bursa

1. Noun. A city in northwestern Turkey.

Exact synonyms: Brusa
Generic synonyms: City, Metropolis, Urban Center
Group relationships: Republic Of Turkey, Turkey

2. Noun. A small fluid-filled sac located between movable parts of the body especially at joints.
Generic synonyms: Sac
Derivative terms: Bursal

Definition of Bursa

1. n. 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.

Definition of Bursa

1. Proper noun. A city in northwestern Turkey. ¹

2. Proper noun. The province of which that city is the capital. ¹

3. Noun. (anatomy) Any of the many small fluid-filled sacs located at the point where a muscle or tendon slides across bone. These sacs serve to reduce friction between the two moving surfaces. ¹

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Definition of Bursa

1. a bodily pouch [n -SAS or -SAE] : BURSAL [adj]

Medical Definition of Bursa

1. A tissue space (fibrous sac) that is lined with synovial membrane (joint tissue) and contains a small quantity of synovial fluid (joint fluid). Bursas are found in between tendon and bone, skin and bone and muscles. They function to facilitate fluid movement. (27 Sep 1997)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Bursa

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bursa achillis
bursa anserina
bursa aspiration
bursa bicipitoradialis
bursa cubitalis interossea
bursa fabricii
bursa infrahyoidea
bursa infrapatellaris profunda
bursa intermuscularis musculorum gluteorum
bursa intratendinea olecrani
bursa ischiadica musculi glutei maximi
bursa ischiadica musculi obturatoris interni
bursa mucosa

Literary usage of Bursa

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

1. Proceedings of the Royal Society of London by Royal Society (Great Britain) (1867)
"the bursa was nearly globular and about '7 by -6 inch; it was distended, ... Of the others, the bursa differed little from the last; it was somewhat smaller ..."

2. Anatomical Names: Especially the Basle Nomina Anatomica ("BNA") by Albert Chauncey Eycleshymer, Daniel Martin Schoemaker, Roy Lee Moodie, Wilhelm His (1917)
"... mucosa subcutanea—50:9 = Subcutaneous mucous bursa — mucosa ... carpi radialis brevis— 50:43 = Bursa of m. extensor carpi radialis brevis — of m. flexor ..."

3. Modern surgery, general and operative by John Chalmers Da Costa (1910)
"bursa. There are numerous bursae about the hip. Some anatomic twenty-one.* The two most important bursa: and the ones usually atf are the iliac and the deep ..."

4. Infections of the Hand: A Guide to the Surgical Treatment of Acute and by Allen Buckner Kanavel (1921)
"EXAMINATION OF THE RADIAL Bursa IN CADAVERS.— To determine whether or not ... According to Schwartz, the parietal layer of the ulnar bursa is attached to ..."

5. Oxford Loose-leaf Surgery by F. F. Burghard, Allen Buckner Kanavel (1920)
"One patient from whom I removed the synovial sheaths of all the flexor tendons from the first inter-phalangeal joint to above the great palmar bursa in the ..."

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