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  • adj. Of, pertaining to, or resembling, a bursa.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Of or pertaining to a bursa or to bursæ.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Of or pertaining to a bursa or bursæ.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. relating to or affecting a bursa


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  • Meanwhile, abate or not, cash must be had; and for that quite another sort of Edicts, namely 'bursal' or fiscal ones.

    The French Revolution

  • If the distended sheath, or bursal enlargement, is caused by a direct injury or strain, cold bandages should be applied and the part given as complete rest as possible.

    Common Diseases of Farm Animals

  • -- Upon the internal surface of the bursal membrane is first noticed a slight inflammatory hyperæmia, accompanied by more or less swelling and tumefaction, owing to its infiltration with inflammatory exudate.

    Diseases of the Horse's Foot

  • -- Directly that portion of the bursal membrane covering the cartilage is the subject of inflammatory change, the cartilage itself, by reason of its low vitality, soon suffers.

    Diseases of the Horse's Foot

  • The disease has then progressed until destruction of the secreting layer of the bursal membrane has been seriously interfered with, and in this case we find a distinct deficiency in the quantity of synovia in the bursa.

    Diseases of the Horse's Foot

  • Remembering that the bursal membrane is a synovia-secreting one, and bearing in mind what happens in ordinary synovitis and arthritis (with which, of course, this may be very closely compared), we shall first expect changes in the bursal contents.

    Diseases of the Horse's Foot

  • The second, which is not constant, is at the posterior part, where an opening sometimes exists between the joint and a bursal sac under the tendon of the Infraspinatus.

    III. Syndesmology. 6c. Humeral Articulation or Shoulder-joint

  • It is then best to correct the deformity either by wrenching the toe into the dorsiflexed position, under anæsthesia, and fixing it with a plaster-of-Paris bandage; or, when this is impossible, by excising the articular end of the metatarsal bone and interposing a layer of fatty or bursal tissue between the distal end of the metatarsal and the base of the first phalanx.

    Manual of Surgery Volume Second: Extremities—Head—Neck. Sixth Edition.

  • It was composed of all the malcontents who made common cause with those members of the parliament who were irritated by the frequent bursal edicts, notably that which, in 1648, created twelve new appointments of

    Political Women (Vol. 1 of 2)

  • Andrews removed scar tissue and arthritic changes, smoothed over bony structures and removed inflamed bursal tissue.



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