1. bursitis

noun. inflammation of a bursa; frequently in the shoulder.


  • rubor
  • redness
  • housemaid's knee


  • unexciting
  • achromatic color

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Example sentences of the word bursitis

1. Noun, singular or mass
A history of frequent kneeling, or a recent fall or blow to the knee is often the first clue to possible bursitis.

2. Verb, base form
Whether you're bent over a computer all day or lifting heavy things overhead, poor posture can increase stress on the bursa in your shoulder, leading to bursitis.