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n. pl. bur·sae (-sē) or bur·sas
A sac or saclike bodily cavity, especially one containing a viscous lubricating fluid and located between a tendon and a bone or at points of friction between moving structures.

[Late Latin, purse, pouch, from Greek, skin, wineskin.]

bur′sal adj.


 (bûr′sə, bo͝or-sä′)
A city of northwest Turkey west of Ankara. It dates from the third century bc and was a capital of the Ottoman Turks in the 1300s.
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Adj.1.bursal - relating to or affecting a bursa
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A list of bursal B-cell mitochondrial proteins was generated from experimental data.
Female genitalia: Epigyne with pair of separate (although sometimes broadly touching), thick-walled, variously lobed receptacula, composed of internal systems of ducts and chambers; a single distinct fertilization duct leads from each receptaculum into bursal cavity, bending outwardly or prolaterally (often only visible when cleared epigynes are viewed laterally).
Bursal, testicular, adrenal, hepatic, renal, plasma, spleenic ascorbic acid concentrations and plasma corticosterone, renal GLO activity, body weight, and liver weight were measured.
In addition, sales of Bursaplex(R) in ovo bursal disease vaccine in North America and Asia contributed to the revenue increase.
Our technology is based on patented and proprietary Ch-VLP platform (Chimeric Virus like Particles) derived from the Infectious Bursal Disease Virus (IBDV).
Other lesions included pulmonary perivascular edema, lymphoplasmacytic hepatitis, and splenic and bursal lymphoid depletion.
The more common bursal lesion is trochanteric bursitis.
Pancreatic pseudocyst - portal vein fistula manifests as recidivating oligoarthritis, subcutaneous, bursal and osseal necrosis: a case report and review of literature.
Infectious bursal disease virus structural protein VP2 expressed by a fowlpox virus recombinant confers protection against disease in chickens.
Infectious bursal disease virus, a dsRNA virus in Birnaviridae family, was used as an outgroup.
Merial is a leader in the production of vaccines for the treatment of prevalent diseases, such as Marek's Disease and Infectious Bursal Disease, that are especially suitable for in ovo administration.
Despite the view that the accounting system in a country should reflect environmental factors inherent in the country (Briston, 1978; Bursal, 1984), there is evidence in the literature which suggests that accounting, including disclosure, in developing countries is likely to be influenced more by external factors (Cooke and Wallace, 1990).