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bur·si·tis

 (bər-sī′tĭs)
n.
Inflammation of a bursa, especially in the shoulder, elbow, or knee joint.

bursitis

(bɜːˈsaɪtɪs)
n
(Pathology) inflammation of a bursa, esp one in the shoulder joint

bur•si•tis

(bərˈsaɪ tɪs)

n.
inflammation of a bursa.
[1855–60]

bursitis

1. The inflammation of a bursa (lubricating sac between bones, tendons, and muscles), usually caused by excessive stress or friction.
2. Inflammation of the sac (bursa) lubricating a joint. It can be caused by calcium deposits on a tendon, but is generally a result of continuous friction, pressure, or other injury.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.bursitis - inflammation of a bursa; frequently in the shoulder
housemaid's knee - swelling of the bursa in the knee (due to trauma or excessive kneeling)
inflammation, redness, rubor - a response of body tissues to injury or irritation; characterized by pain and swelling and redness and heat
Translations

bur·si·tis

n. bursitis, infl. de una bursa.

bursitis

n bursitis f; anserine — bursitis anserina; olecranon — bursitis olecraneana or del olécranon; prepatellar — bursitis prerrotuliana or prepatelar; subacromial — bursitis subacromial; trochanteric — bursitis trocantérea or trocantérica
References in periodicals archive ?
In 1923, Schein and Lehmann were the first to call attention to the similarity between calcific bursitis of the shoulder and hip.
GUY'S sore knuckles are down to something known as calcific bursitis, which, like arthritis, causes pain and inflammation.