swim bladder

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swim bladder

n.
A gas-filled structure in many fishes that functions to maintain buoyancy and, in some species, to aid in respiration or to produce sound. Also called air bladder, gas bladder.

swim bladder

n
(Zoology) ichthyol another name for air bladder1

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]

swim bladder

(swĭm)
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Noun1.swim bladder - an air-filled sac near the spinal column in many fishes that helps maintain buoyancyswim 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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swim bladder

nSchwimmblase f

swim bladder

n (Zool) → vescica natatoria