Definition of bursa noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ˈbɜːsə//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈbɜːrsə//
(pl. bursae
BrE BrE//ˈbɜːsiː//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈbɜːrsiː//
, bursas)
jump to other results
a part inside the body like a bag or sleeve, which is filled with liquid, especially around a joint so that it can work smoothly Word Originearly 19th cent.: from medieval Latin, ‘bag, purse’, from Greek bursa ‘leather’.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: bursa