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gallbladder

gall·blad·der

also gall bladder  (gôl′blăd′ər)
n.
A small, pear-shaped muscular sac under the right lobe of the liver, where bile secreted by the liver is stored until needed by the body for digestion.

gallbladder

n
(Anatomy) a muscular pear-shaped sac, lying underneath the right lobe of the liver, that stores bile and ejects it into the duodenum through the common bile duct

gall′blad`der

or gall′ blad`der,



n.
a membranous sac attached by ducts to the liver, in which bile is stored and concentrated.
[1670–80]

gall·blad·der

(gôl′blăd′ər)
A small, pear-shaped muscular sac in which bile is stored. The gallbladder is located beneath the liver and secretes bile into the small intestine.

gallbladder

A pear-shaped bag where bile is stored, under the liver.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.gallbladder - a muscular sac attached to the liver that stores bile (secreted by the liver) until it is needed for digestion
bladder, vesica - a distensible membranous sac (usually containing liquid or gas)
chest, pectus, thorax - the part of the human torso between the neck and the diaphragm or the corresponding part in other vertebrates
Translations

gall·blad·der

n. vesícula biliar;
___ attackataque de la vesícula.

gallbladder

n vesícula (biliar)
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