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Medical Term:

bursa

Pronunciation: ber′să, ber′sē

Definition

A closed sac or envelope lined with synovial membrane and containing synovial fluid, usually found or formed in areas subject to friction (over an exposed or prominent body part or where a tendon passes over a bone).

[Mediev. L., a purse]

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