Anatomy, Zoology. a pouch, sac, or vesicle, especially a sac containing synovia, to facilitate motion, as between a tendon and a bone.
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
a city in NW Turkey: founded in the 2nd century bc; seat of Bithynian kings. Pop: 1 413 000 (2005 est) Former name Brusa
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.
any of certain associations of students formed to promote patriotism, Christian conduct, and liberal ideas but now primarily social fraternities. Historical Examples The Continental Monthly, Vol. 6, No 3, September 1864 Various Charles Lever, His Life in His Letters, Vol. I (of II) Edmund Downey The Continental Monthly, Vol. 2, No 3, September, 1862 Various […]
a pouch or case for some special purpose. a fund to provide allowances for students. an allowance so provided. Ecclesiastical. a case or receptacle for a corporal. Historical Examples Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 7, Slice 4 Various The Worship of the Church Jacob A. Regester A Select Collection of Old English Plays, Volume 10 […]
adjective of, relating to, or belonging to the Burseraceae, a tropical family of trees and shrubs having compound leaves and resin or balsam in their stems. The family includes bdellium and some balsams