air bladder


Definition of air bladder 

: a sac containing gas and especially air especially : a hydrostatic organ present in most fishes that serves as an accessory respiratory organ

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It's covered in air bladders and floats along the ocean surface, carrying with it small fish and other small marine animals. Jacob Sweet, miamiherald, "Lots of sun, and brown slimy seaweed, in the forecast for South Florida beaches," 3 July 2018 There are mechanics beneath the creature’s foam-latex skin, controlling the eyes, eyelids, jaw and tongue, and air bladders to simulate vascular activity. Darryn King, WSJ, "In ‘Jurassic World,’ Old-School Effects Make a Comeback," 13 June 2018

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First Known Use of air bladder

1731, in the meaning defined above

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