bursa

UK:*UK and possibly other pronunciationsUK and possibly other pronunciations/ˈbɜːsə/US:USA pronunciation: respellingUSA pronunciation: respelling'bursa': (bûrsə); 'Bursa': (bo̅o̅r)

Inflections of 'bursa' (nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc.):
bursae
nplplural noun: Noun always used in plural form--for example, "jeans," "scissors."
bursas
nplplural noun: Noun always used in plural form--for example, "jeans," "scissors."

WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2020
bur•sa  (bûrsə),USA pronunciation n., pl.  -sae (bûrsə),USA pronunciation  -sas. 
  1. Anatomy, Zoologya pouch, sac, or vesicle, esp. a sac containing synovia, to facilitate motion, as between a tendon and a bone.
bursal, adj. 
bur•sate  (bûrsə),USA pronunciation adj. 
  • Greek býrsa a skin, hide
  • Neo-Latin, Late Latin bursa a bag, pouch, purse
  • 1795–1805;

Bur•sa  (bo̅o̅r),USA pronunciation n. 
  1. Place Namesa city in NW Turkey in Asia: a former capital of the Ottoman Empire. 346,084.
Also,  Brusa. 
Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::
bursa /ˈbɜːsə/ n ( pl -sae / -siː/, -sas)
  1. a small fluid-filled sac that reduces friction between movable parts of the body, esp at joints
  2. any saclike cavity or structure
Etymology: 19th Century: from Medieval Latin: bag, pouch, from Greek: skin, hide; see purse

ˈbursal adj
Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::
Bursa /ˈbɜːsə/ n
  1. a city in NW Turkey: founded in the 2nd century bc; seat of Bithynian kings. Pop: 1 413 000 (2005 est)
    Former name: Brusa
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