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 (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.


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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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


(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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(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.



a city in NW Turkey in Asia: a former capital of the Ottoman Empire. 996,600.
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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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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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n. L. bursa, bolsa o saco en forma de cavidad que contiene líquido sinovial en áreas de los tejidos donde puede ocurrir una fricción.
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n bolsa
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