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the bursa of Fabricius in poultry, a blind saclike structure located on the posterodorsal wall of the cloaca; it performs a thymuslike function.
Synonym(s): bursa of Fabricius
Fabricius,Girolamo (Hieronymus ab Aquapendente), Italian anatomist and embryologist, 1537-1619.
bursa fabricii - in poultry, a blind saclike structure located on the posterodorsal wall of the cloaca. Synonym(s): bursa of Fabricius
bursa of Fabricius - Synonym(s): bursa fabricii
Fabricius ship - the outlines of the sphenoid, occipital, and frontal bones, from their fancied resemblance to the hull of a ship.