• WordNet 3.6
    • n bursa a small fluid-filled sac located between movable parts of the body especially at joints
    • n Bursa a city in northwestern Turkey
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Bursa (Anat) Any sac or saclike cavity; especially, one of the synovial sacs, or small spaces, often lined with synovial membrane, interposed between tendons and bony prominences.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n bursa In anatomy and zoology, a pouch, sac, or vesicle: variously applied with a qualifying term.
    • n bursa [capitalized] A genus of dicotyledonous plants of the family Brassicaceæ. See Capsella and shepherd's-purse.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Bursa bur′sa a pouch or sac, esp. a synovial cavity formed where tendons pass over the harder parts of the body
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. See Burse
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
See Bursar.


In literature:

Capsella bursa-pastoris, cross-fertilisation of.
"More Letters of Charles Darwin Volume II" by Charles Darwin
The navicular bone and bursa and the tendon of the perforans also suffer from the effects of compression.
"Diseases of the Horse's Foot" by Harry Caulton Reeks
About this place I first met with Thlaspi bursa pastoris, Malva rotundifolia also occurs, Ligustrum, Adhatoda!
"Journals of Travels in Assam, Burma, Bhootan, Afghanistan and TheNeighbouring Countries" by William Griffith
They made their way to Bamberg, but there was no room for them in the Bursa.
"The Age of Erasmus" by P. S. Allen
In some instances lameness is mixed as in joint ailments, involvement of the bicipital bursa (bursa intertubercularis), etc.
"Lameness of the Horse" by John Victor Lacroix
It may originate as an inflammation of the olecranon bursa, or may invade the bursa secondarily.
"Manual of Surgery" by Alexis Thomson and Alexander Miles
Thlaspi Bursa Pastoris, 303.
"The Field and Garden Vegetables of America" by Fearing Burr
Bursa copulatrix: the copulatory pouch of the female in some orders; a modification of the vagina.
"Explanation of Terms Used in Entomology" by John. B. Smith
This name is given to the dilated bursae found at the posterior part of the fetlock joint.
"Special Report on Diseases of the Horse" by United States Department of Agriculture
There is frequently a communication between the joint and the sub-deltoid bursa.
"Manual of Surgery Volume Second: Extremities--Head--Neck. Sixth Edition." by Alexander Miles

In poetry:

Snow suddenly set in at night
morning began with crows
scattering from white branches.
Winter on the Bursa plain
past the eye's reaching
recalling endlessness.
"Poems For Piraye (9 To 10 O’Clock Poems)" by Nazim Hikmet

In news:

On a warm Saturday night, beneath the cable car that runs up into the mountains from a quiet neighborhood in the historic Ottoman city of Bursa, the Teleferik Family Tea Garden is mobbed.
Blake Griffin playing with burst bursa sac in elbow.
Blake Griffin is wearing a heavy wrap on his right elbow, which has been bothering him because of a burst bursa sac.
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From an information perspective, bursa sacs exist in many other areas of the body as well.
Very simply, bursitis is an inflammation of the bursa .
The bursa is a fluid filled sack that acts as a cushion to reduce friction between bones and muscles or tendons.
Bursitis (ber-SYE-tis) is the inflammation of the bursa , which are fluid-filled cavities in the joints where tendons and muscles pass over bone.
The bursa help reduce friction between moving parts, but their inflammation can cause pain and limit movement.
Bursitis is a painful inflammation of a bursa (BER-suh), or a sac of fluid located between your bones, tendons, and muscles near joints, which is typically caused by repetitive movement.
Issuing from the integument in the prepatellar region, the genicular neurovascular bundle enters the prepatellar bursa at the middle of the lateral border of the patella.
A capped hock is an inflammatory swelling of the bursa, or protective synovial capsule that surrounds a joint, at the point of the hock .
Despite a burst bursa sac in his right elbow and a stiff neck, Griffin plays on Wednesday.
Blake Griffin playing with burst bursa sac in elbow .
Blake Griffin is wearing a heavy wrap on his right elbow , which has been bothering him because of a burst bursa sac.

In science:

Indeed, it appears that the 3:2 ratio is the most important case when the high-frequency QPO pairs are debated, however, the true role of this resonance has not yet been understood; see also the discussion in Bursa (2005) and Lasota (2005).
Twin-peak quasiperiodic oscillations as an internal resonance
The spectra were obtained using ray-tracing routines developed by Bursa (2005) assuming either constant value of the hardening factor (fc = 1.7, Fig. 4.24) or using BHSPEC atmospheric models (Fig. 4.25).
Slim accretion disks around black holes
Using the numerical solutions of the slim accretion disk equations and an advanced raytracing technique (Bursa, 2005), we have calculated tables of spectra and developed a new model called slimbb for use with the X-ray spectral fitting package XSPEC (Arnaud, 1996).
Slim accretion disks around black holes
Using photon equations of motion we determine if the photon hits the disk surface (Bursa, 2006).
Slim accretion disks around black holes
Bursa, M., Abramowicz, M.A., Karas, V. and Klu´zniak, W., “The Upper Kilohertz Quasiperiodic Oscillation: A Gravitationally Lensed Vertical Oscillation”, Astrophys. J.
Foundations of Black Hole Accretion Disk Theory