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Bur·sa

 (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.

bur·sa

 (bûr′sə)
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.
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bursa

(ˈbɜːsə)
n, pl -sae (-siː) or -sas
1. (Anatomy) a small fluid-filled sac that reduces friction between movable parts of the body, esp at joints
2. (Zoology) zoology any saclike cavity or structure
[C19: from Medieval Latin: bag, pouch, from Greek: skin, hide; see purse]
ˈbursal adj

Bursa

(ˈbɜːsə)
n
(Placename) a city in NW Turkey: founded in the 2nd century bc; seat of Bithynian kings. Pop: 1 413 000 (2005 est). Former name: Brusa
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bur•sa

(ˈbɜr sə)

n., pl. -sae (-sē), -sas.
a pouch, sac, or vesicle, esp. a sac containing synovia, to facilitate motion, as between a tendon and a bone.
[1795–1805; < New Latin, Late Latin: a bag, pouch, purse < Greek býrsa a skin, hide]
bur′sal, adj.
bur′sate (-seɪt) adj.

Bur•sa

(burˈsɑ)

n.
a city in NW Turkey in Asia: a former capital of the Ottoman Empire. 996,600.
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bur·sa

(bûr′sə)
Plural bursae (bûr′sē) or bursas
A flattened sac containing a lubricating fluid that reduces friction between a muscle or tendon and a bone. ♦ Inflammation of a bursa is called bursitis (bər-sī′tĭs).
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bursa

A fluid-filled sac that reduces friction when one body part moves against another, as at a knee joint.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.bursa - a city in northwestern TurkeyBursa - a city in northwestern Turkey  
Republic of Turkey, Turkey - a Eurasian republic in Asia Minor and the Balkans; on the collapse of the Ottoman Empire in 1918, the Young Turks, led by Kemal Ataturk, established a republic in 1923
2.bursa - a small fluid-filled sac located between movable parts of the body especially at joints
sac - a structure resembling a bag in an animal
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Translations

bur·sa

n. L. bursa, bolsa o saco en forma de cavidad que contiene líquido sinovial en áreas de los tejidos donde puede ocurrir una fricción.
English-Spanish Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012

bursa

n bolsa
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Although Orlando's identity does not alter, his sex change is accompanied by class change which she experiences in an alternative community in Broussa.
Before visiting Constantinople, Orlando travels to Broussa with gypsies, to an old capital of Ottoman Empire, and lives in a society where he feels "the pleasure of having no document to seal or sign, no flourishes to make, no calls to pay" (104).
Nessa managed to bring off a miscarriage in Broussa, a day's journey from Constantinople.