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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.


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]


(vəˈsaɪ kə, -ˈsi-, ˈvɛs ɪ kə)

n., pl. -cae (-si, -ˌsi, -ki, -ˌki)
a bladder.
[1675–85; < Latin]
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