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blad·der

 (blăd′ər)
n.
1.
a. Anatomy Any of various distensible membranous sacs, such as the urinary bladder or the swim bladder, that serve as receptacles for fluid or gas.
b. Medicine A blister, pustule, or cyst filled with fluid or air; a vesicle.
c. An item resembling one of the membranous sacs in animals: the bladder of a buoyancy compensator.
2. Botany Any of various hollow or inflated saclike organs or structures, such as the floats of certain seaweeds or the specialized traps of bladderworts.

[Middle English bladdre, from Old English blǣdre; see bhlē- in Indo-European roots.]

bladder

(ˈblædə)
n
1. (Anatomy) anatomy a distensible membranous sac, usually containing liquid or gas, esp the urinary bladder.
2. an inflatable part of something
3. (Pathology) a blister, cyst, vesicle, etc, usually filled with fluid
4. (Botany) a hollow vesicular or saclike part or organ in certain plants, such as the bladderwort or bladderwrack
[Old English blǣdre]
ˈbladdery adj

blad•der

(ˈblæd ər)

n.
1.
a. a distensible saclike organ serving as a receptacle for liquids or gases.
c. an air-filled float, as in certain seaweeds.
2. something resembling a bladder, as the inflatable lining of a football or basketball.
[before 900; Middle English; Old English blǣd(d)re bladder, blister, pimple; c. Old High German blātara; akin to blow 2]
blad′der•less, adj.
blad′der•like`, adj.

blad·der

(blăd′ər)
1. A sac-shaped organ that stores the urine secreted by the kidneys, found in all vertebrates except birds and a few species of mammals known as monotremes. In mammals, the bladder is connected to each kidney by a ureter.
2. An air bladder.

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A sac, especially the muscular bag inside the pelvis where urine collects before being expelled from the body.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.bladder - a distensible membranous sac (usually containing liquid or gas)bladder - a distensible membranous sac (usually containing liquid or gas)
gall bladder, gallbladder - a muscular sac attached to the liver that stores bile (secreted by the liver) until it is needed for digestion
urinary bladder - a membranous sac for temporary retention of urine
sac - a structure resembling a bag in an animal
2.bladder - a bag that fills with airbladder - a bag that fills with air    
bag - a flexible container with a single opening; "he stuffed his laundry into a large bag"
football - the inflated oblong ball used in playing American football

bladder

noun
Related words
adjective cystic, vesical
Translations
مَثَانَةمَثانَه
močový měchýř
blære
virtsarakko
mjehur
òvagblaîra
膀胱
방광
pūslė
pūslis
močový mechúr
urinblåsa
กระเพาะปัสสาวะ
bàng quang

bladder

[ˈblædəʳ] N (Anat) → vejiga f; [of football etc] → cámara f de aire

bladder

[ˈblædər]
nvessie f
modif [failure, problems] → de vessie bladder cancerbladder cancer ncancer m de la vessie

bladder

n
(Anat, Bot) → Blase f; with all that beer in your bladdermit dem vielen Bier im Bauch
(Ftbl) → Blase f

bladder

[ˈblædəʳ] n (Anat) → vescica (urinaria)

bladder

(ˈblӕdə) noun
the bag-like part of the body in which the urine collects.

bladder

مَثَانَة močový měchýř blære Blase κύστη vejiga virtsarakko vessie mjehur vescica 膀胱 방광 blaas blære pęcherz moczowy bexiga мочевой пузырь urinblåsa กระเพาะปัสสาวะ sidik torbası bàng quang 膀胱

blad·der

n. vejiga; saco musculomembranoso situado en la cavidad pélvica;
___ calculicálculos, piedras de la ___;
___ infectioninfección de la___;
___ irrigationirrigación de la ___;
___,neurogenic___ neurogénica;;
___ removalcistectomía.

bladder

n vejiga; neurogenic — vejiga neurogénica, vejiga neurógena (esp. Esp); overactive — vejiga hiperactiva
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In each bladder was a small quantity of dried peas, or little pebbles, as I was afterwards informed.
But supplementary to this, it has hypothetically occurred to me, that as ordinary fish possess what is called a swimming bladder in them, capable, at will, of distension or contraction; and as the Sperm Whale, as far as I know, has no such provision in him; considering, too, the otherwise inexplicable manner in which he now depresses his head altogether beneath the surface, and anon swims with it high elevated out of the water; considering the unobstructed elasticity of its envelop; considering the unique interior of his head; it has hypothetically occurred to me, I say, that those mystical lung-celled honeycombs there may possibly have some hitherto unknown and unsuspected connexion with the outer air, so as to be susceptible to atmospheric distension and contraction.
I believe it is well ascertained, that the bladder of the frog acts as a reservoir for the moisture necessary to its existence: such seems to be the case with the tortoise.
Joseph Alexeevich is living poorly and has for three years been suffering from a painful disease of the bladder.
The bladder of the thag would make a fine water-bottle, and its skin, I figured, would be a good sail.
He melted, as a sack of wind suddenly emptied, as a bladder of air suddenly punctured.
While they were talking, fate so willed it that one of the company in a mummers' dress with a great number of bells, and armed with three blown ox-bladders at the end of a stick, joined them, and this merry-andrew approaching Don Quixote, began flourishing his stick and banging the ground with the bladders and cutting capers with great jingling of the bells, which untoward apparition so startled Rocinante that, in spite of Don Quixote's efforts to hold him in, taking the bit between his teeth he set off across the plain with greater speed than the bones of his anatomy ever gave any promise of.
And at the first let him practise with helps, as swimmers do with bladders or rushes; but after a time let him practise with disadvantages, as dancers do with thick shoes.
He soon spied them out, and putting down the candle, deliberately proceeded to cast them into the fire: palette, paints, bladders, pencils, brushes, varnish: I saw them all consumed: the palette-knives snapped in two, the oil and turpentine sent hissing and roaring up the chimney.
But the weeds were new to me -- some green, some brown and long, and some with little bladders that crackled between my fingers.
There were a hundred and a half of them, and they were made hideous and terrible with the white bones of men, with bladders of fish and of oxen, with fat of wizards, and with skins of snakes.
He was seen at once rummaging with ardor in an old box, in which he found some brushes, a little gnawed by the rats, but still passable; some colors in bladders almost dried up; some linseed-oil in a bottle, and a palette which had formerly belonged to Bronzino, that dieu de la pittoure, as the ultramontane artist, in his ever young enthusiasm, always called him.