Anatomy, Zoology. a pouch, sac, or vesicle, especially a sac containing synovia, to facilitate motion, as between a tendon and a bone.
a city in NW Turkey in Asia: a former capital of the Ottoman Empire.
Historical Examples

The Anatomy of the Human Peritoneum and Abdominal Cavity George. S. Huntington
The Letters of Cicero, Volume 1 Marcus Tullius Cicero
Notes and Queries, Number 193, July 9, 1853 Various
Early Travels in Palestine Arculf et al.
Manual of Surgery Alexis Thomson and Alexander Miles
Early Travels in Palestine Arculf et al.
The Messenger Elizabeth Robins
Explanation of Terms Used in Entomology John. B. Smith
Lameness of the Horse John Victor Lacroix
Explanation of Terms Used in Entomology John. B. Smith

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
bur’sal adj.
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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