from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. Inflammation of a bursa, especially in the shoulder, elbow, or knee joint.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. An inflammation of a bursa, most common in the shoulder, elbow or knee

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. Inflammation of a bursa.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. In pathology, inflammation of a bursa.

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

  • n. inflammation of a bursa; frequently in the shoulder


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  • Aging heels and flimsy footwear can produce deceptively similar symptoms to plantar fasciitis when in actuality, and with a little luck, the symptoms are really due to faux fasciitis, better known as heel bursitis, which is an inflammation of a tiny liquid-filled sack on the bottom of the heel bone.

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  • The Diamondbacks placed right-hander Brandon Webb on the 15-day disabled list Sunday with what the ace is calling bursitis in his throwing shoulder. | news

  • Bursitis « Dr. Rob D'Aquila When a bursitis is the result of faulty calcium metabolism, nutritional supplements are almost always indicated.

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  • However, if you feel pain directly on the back of your elbow joint, rather than down the outside of your arm, you may have bursitis, which is caused when lubricating sacs in the joint become inflamed.

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  • He explained that I have what is also known as "goose foot" tendonitis and bursitis, which is an inflammation and irritation of the tendon and the bursa along the inside of the knee.

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  • And as for that other little thing, the homo thing, well, I've changed my mind that homosexual relations can lead to bursitis, which is one of the illnesses I listed in my paper as being directly tied to an unnatural lifestyle.

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  • Regular desk chairs can lead to painful conditions such as bursitis and epycondylitis (tennis elbow).


  • I saw a doctor who said my hip problem was bursitis, which would likely respond to treatment and care.

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  • During the month of October, he had experienced high blood pressure, bursitis, a stubborn upper respiratory infection, periodic heart irregularities, and almost continuous abdominal distress.

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  • Mr. O 'Hara has missed three games with bursitis in his ankle and Achilles.

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