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bursanoun [ C ]

uk /ˈbɜː.sə/ us /ˈbɝː.sə/ plural bursae specialized

Examples from literature

  • A synovial bursa is situated underneath the tendinous attachment of the posterior portion of the triceps brachii—the long head or caput magnum. 
  • Swelling of the tissues contiguous to the bursa is present and pain is evinced upon manipulation of the parts. 
  • The bursa underneath the tendon of the subscapularis muscle when inflamed causes alteration in the attitude of the shoulder and impairment of its movements. 
  • The sub-deltoid or sub-acromial bursa, which usually presents a single cavity and does not normally communicate with the shoulder-joint, is indispensable in abduction and rotation of the humerus. 
  • These affections are characterised by an effusion of fluid into the sac of the bursa with thickening of its lining membrane. 

(Definition of “bursa” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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