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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.
Dictionary of Unfamiliar Words by Diagram Group Copyright © 2008 by Diagram Visual Information Limited
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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The Governor said that he had brought a group of over 100 people along with him representing the various businesses and companies in Bursa, including agriculture, textiles and energy companies.
As the housing supply has surpassed the demand in Istanbul, construction companies should go and invest in developing cities like A[degrees]zmir, Bursa or DiyarbakA[+ or -]r, states the environment minister reports Hurriyet Daily.Istanbul's time to raise money is over, said Turkish Environment Minister ErdoAan Bayraktar urging construction firms to invest in A[degrees]zmir, Bursa and DiyarbakA[+ or -]r instead of Istanbul."Contractors need to go to developing cities," the minister said.
MANAMA: Elaf Bank has become a registered user of Bait Al Bursa, the Islamic finance division of the Bahrain Financial Exchange (BFX).
BURSA, July 26, 2011 (TUR) -- Consul General of the People's Republic of China in Istanbul, Zhang Qingyang, said on Tuesday that China was ready to boost cooperation with western province of Bursa.
In these studies obesity prevelance ranges between 18.8% to 39.7% with an increasing rate in recent years.2,9 In a previous study conductedby us and reported in 2005, obesity prevelance was found to be 35.5% in our city Bursa and we wanted to check this prevalence.10
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