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bladder

noun blad·der \ˈbla-dər\

: the organ in the body that holds urine after it passes through the kidneys and before it leaves the body

: a soft bag (such as the rubber bag inside a football) that is filled with water or air

Full Definition of BLADDER

1
a :  a membranous sac in animals that serves as the receptacle of a liquid or contains gas; especially :  urinary bladder
b :  cyst 2b
2
:  something (as the rubber bag inside a football) resembling a bladder
blad·der·like \-līk\ adjective
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Origin of BLADDER

Middle English, from Old English blǣdre; akin to Old High German blātara bladder, Old English blāwan to blow
First Known Use: before 12th century

Rhymes with BLADDER

BLADDER Defined for Kids

bladder

noun blad·der \ˈbla-dər\

Definition of BLADDER for Kids

1
:  an organ in the body resembling a pouch into which urine passes from the kidneys and is temporarily stored until discharged from the body
2
:  a container that can be filled with air or gas
Medical Dictionary

bladder

noun blad·der \ˈblad-ər\

Medical Definition of BLADDER

1
:  a membranous sac in animals that serves as the receptacle of a liquid or contains gas; especially :  urinary bladder
2
:  a vesicle or pouch forming part of an animal body <the bladder of a tapeworm larva>

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