bursa bursa

Definition(s):

  1. (n) a city in northwestern Turkey
  2. (n) a small fluid-filled sac located between movable parts of the body especially at joints

Usage(s):

  1. During training camp staph infected a bursa sac, which acts as a cushion between bones, in Manning's left knee.
  2. Somewhat like a small collapsed balloon, the bursa has lax walls and a slick lubricated interior surface that equips it to absorb friction.
  3. The other type of lymphocyte, the B-cell, undergoes differentiation, in chickens, at least, in an organ called the bursa of Fabricius.

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  1. "Santi has a bursa sac infection too although his didn't get quite the national attention Peyton's did," Dungy joked. "My biggest concern is that we don't take things for granted. I think if we focus in, our talent level will be good enough...
    on Jul 22, 2008 By: Tony Dungy Source: CNN

  2. Micheel said Andrews also removed some "bone out of my shoulder and he took off this thing called a bursa, which was thick, and it's not supposed to be."
    on Jun 23, 2008 By: Shaun Micheel Source: commercialappeal.com (subscription)

  3. "I confirmed to the French President that we will produce the Clio 4 in Flins, with a double sourcing in Bursa, Turkey," said Mr. Ghosn.
    on Jan 16, 2010 By: Carlos Ghosn Source: Wall Street Journal

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