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 (və-sī′kə, -sē′-)
n. pl. ve·si·cae (-kē, -sē)
A bladder, especially the urinary bladder or the gallbladder.

[Latin vēsīca.]

ves′i·cal (vĕs′ĭ-kəl) adj.
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n, pl -cae (-ˌsiː)
1. (Anatomy) anatomy a technical name for bladder1
2. (Art Terms) (in medieval sculpture and painting) an aureole in the shape of a pointed oval
[C17: from Latin: bladder, sac, blister]
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(vəˈsaɪ kə, -ˈsi-, ˈvɛs ɪ kə)

n., pl. -cae (-si, -ˌsi, -ki, -ˌki)
a bladder.
[1675–85; < Latin]
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.vesica - a distensible membranous sac (usually containing liquid or gas)vesica - 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
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3: f and g shows details of its juxta and aedeagus with everted vesica, respectively).
vesica biliaris and cholecystitis, or palpebra and blepharitis).
On the other hand, in type 3 hematoma, hemorrhage is severe and the fascia is located between the transversalis and the muscle and in front of the peritoneum and vesica urinaria.
Vesica con espiculas diminutas en la parte lateral izquierda y, un cornutus en el lado dorsal y otro en el lado ventral.
Structure [C.sub.10] [C.sub.01] [C.sub.20] (MPa) (MPa) (MPa) Vesica, urethra 0.0835 -- 0.092 Uterus, vagina 0.4 -- 3.2 Rectum 0.73 -- 1.4 Cardinal ligament, 0.834 -- 6.779 perineal body Uterosacral ligament 1.6 -- 8.0 Pubourethral ligament 0.68 -- 5.0 Collagen-rich endopelvic -- 0.64785 -- fascia, perineal membrane Elastin-rich endopelvic fascia -- 0.1619625 -- Pelvic muscle 0.0625 -- -- Structure References Vesica, urethra [61] Uterus, vagina [62] Rectum [62] Cardinal ligament, perineal body Uterosacral ligament [63] Pubourethral ligament [22, 63] Collagen-rich endopelvic [47] fascia, perineal membrane Elastin-rich endopelvic fascia Pelvic muscle [22] In our study, the coefficients ([C.sub.ij]) for the uterosacral ligament are obtained by averaging the left and right ligaments.
Caption: RICHARD HENRY Vesica, 2006 Chinese paints and gouache on
3 Parameral blade oval with inner and outer margins sinuate, apex subround without inner spine and ridge, penial lobes quadrangular, vesica almost equal to penial lobes...............................
Su origen no esta del todo claro, aunque se ha puesto en relacion con la vesica piseis de los pitagoricos, para los que era un simbolo de la perfecta armonia y unidad del ser--al encerrar en su geometria las diez antinomias--y del espacio sagrado y material (25).
From the Flower of Life came the figures of the Tree of Life, Seed of Life, Fruit of Life, Vesica Piscis, and Metatron's cube.
Some plants that are available in Pakistan with their local names are as follows: Adhatoda vesica (arusa), Artemisia brevifolia (afsanteen), Butea monosperma (Dhak), Calotropis gigantean (aak), Carum copticum (ajwain), Azadirachta indica (neem), Nicotiana tabacum (tambaku), Swertia chirata (chirata), Vernonia anthelmintica (kali zeeri) and Zingiber officinale (adrak).