Etymology
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bursa (n.)

by 1788 as an English word in physiology, shortened from medieval Latin bursa mucosa "mucus pouch," from Medieval Latin bursa "bag, purse," from Late Latin bursa, variant of byrsa "hide," from Greek byrsa "hide, skin, wine-skin, drum," which is of unknown origin; compare purse (n.). Related: Bursal (1751).

updated on September 03, 2017

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Definitions of bursa from WordNet
1
bursa (n.)
a small fluid-filled sac located between movable parts of the body especially at joints;
2
Bursa (n.)
a city in northwestern Turkey;
Synonyms: Brusa
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