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)
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
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
Translations

swim bladder

nSchwimmblase f

swim bladder

n (Zool) → vescica natatoria
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They have a swim bladder that fills with air and then releases it, like divers.
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Darwin (1859) accepted the hypothesis that during metamorphosis the Pleuronectiformes symmetrical larvae could not long retain a vertical position because of the excessive depth of their bodies and the loss of the swim bladder.
Bruce Cook of Off The Hook fishing shop has not experienced swim bladder problems with tigerfish either.
This feature, termed the Weberian apparatus (WA), is an accessory hearing organ that transduces sound from the swim bladder to the inner ear.
An attempt was made to prepare acellular matrix of fish swim bladder as substitute for tissue repair.
A few years later it expanded to include caviar and isinglass, a product used in the clarification of wine and beer, made from the fish's swim bladder.