bursate

bursa

[bur-suh]
noun, plural bursae [bur-see] , bursas.
Anatomy, Zoology. a pouch, sac, or vesicle, especially a sac containing synovia, to facilitate motion, as between a tendon and a bone.

Origin:
1795–1805; < Neo-Latin, Late Latin bursa a bag, pouch, purse < Greek býrsa a skin, hide

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

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

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bursa
from M.L. bursa "bag, purse," from Gk. byrsa "hide, skin, wineskin, drum" of unknown origin; cf. purse.
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bursa bur·sa (bûr'sə)
n. pl. bur·sas or bur·sae (-sē)
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.


bur'sal adj.
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bursa   (bûr'sə)  Pronunciation Key 
Plural bursae (bûr'sē) or bursas
A flattened sac containing a lubricating fluid that reduces friction between two moving structures in the body, as a tendon and a bone.
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bursa [(bur-suh)]

A fluid-filled sac or cavity that reduces friction between the bones, ligaments, and tendons in the body's joints.

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