bursa definition

  • noun:
    • A sac or saclike physical hole, specifically one containing a viscous lubricating liquid and found between a tendon and a bone or at points of rubbing between going frameworks.
    • some of the numerous tiny fluid-filled sacs located at point where a muscle or tendon slides across bone. These sacs offer to lessen friction amongst the two going surfaces.
    • Any sac or saclike cavity; especially, among the synovial sacs, or tiny spaces, frequently lined with synovial membrane, interposed between muscles and bony prominences.
    • In structure and zoology, a pouch, sac, or vesicle: variously applied with a qualifying term.
    • [capitalized] A genus of dicotyledonous plants of family Brassicace√¶. See Capsella and shepherd's-purse.
    • a little fluid-filled sac positioned between movable areas of the body especially at bones
    • a city in northwestern chicken

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