gas bladder

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gas bladder

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For instance, a swim-bladder has apparently been converted into an air-breathing lung.
Seeing how important an organ of locomotion the tail is in most aquatic animals, its general presence and use for many purposes in so many land animals, which in their lungs or modified swim-bladders betray their aquatic origin, may perhaps be thus accounted for.
punctures in the swim-bladder of self-esteem -- a kind of contest in