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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.]
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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]
(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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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′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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|Noun||1.||Bursa - a city in northwestern Turkey|
|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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