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air bladder

n.
2. See float.

air bladder

n
1. (Zoology) ichthyol Also called: swim bladder an air-filled sac, lying above the alimentary canal in bony fishes, that regulates buoyancy at different depths by a variation in the pressure of the air
2. (Botany) any air-filled sac, such as one of the bladders of seaweeds

air′ blad`der


n.
1. a vesicle or sac containing air.
2. an air-filled sac at the top of the body cavity in bony fishes, serving in most to regulate hydrostatic pressure. Also called swim bladder.
[1725–35]

air bladder

An air-filled sac in many fish that helps maintain buoyancy or, in some species, helps in respiration, sound production, or hearing. Also called swim bladder. See float.
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Noun1.air bladder - an air-filled sac near the spinal column in many fishes that helps maintain buoyancyair bladder - an air-filled sac near the spinal column in many fishes that helps maintain buoyancy
sac - a structure resembling a bag in an animal
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