Bursae



Anatomy, Zoology. a pouch, sac, or vesicle, especially a sac containing synovia, to facilitate motion, as between a tendon and a bone.
Historical Examples

Lameness of the Horse John Victor Lacroix
Surgery, with Special Reference to Podiatry Maximilian Stern
Surgery, with Special Reference to Podiatry Maximilian Stern
Surgery, with Special Reference to Podiatry Maximilian Stern

noun (pl) -sae (-siː), -sas
a small fluid-filled sac that reduces friction between movable parts of the body, esp at joints
(zoology) any saclike cavity or structure
noun
a city in NW Turkey: founded in the 2nd century bc; seat of Bithynian kings. Pop: 1 413 000 (2005 est) Former name Brusa
n.
bur’sal adj.
bursa
(bûr’sə)
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.
bursa [(bur-suh)]

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