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[ber-sahy-tis] /bərˈsaɪ tɪs/
noun, Pathology
inflammation of a bursa.
1855-60; < New Latin; see bursa, -itis Unabridged
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Examples from the web for bursitis
  • But various medical conditions can cause joint pain, including gout, bursitis or ligament tears.
  • bursitis in my hips and bone spurs in my feet don't help much.
  • bursitis means inflammation of one of your bursa sacs.
British Dictionary definitions for bursitis


inflammation of a bursa, esp one in the shoulder joint
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Word Origin and History for bursitis

1834, "inflammation of the bursa;" also see -itis.

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bursitis in Medicine

bursitis bur·si·tis (bər-sī'tĭs)
Inflammation of a bursa, especially in the shoulder, elbow, or knee joint. Also called bursal synovitis.

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bursitis in Science
Inflammation of a bursa, most commonly of the shoulder. Symptoms include pain, tenderness, and limitation of motion.
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bursitis in Culture
bursitis [(buhr-seye-tis)]

Inflammation of a bursa. Common locations of bursitis include the joints of the shoulder, knee, and elbow.

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