bladder

noun
blad·​der | \ ˈbla-dər How to pronounce bladder (audio) \

Definition of bladder

1a : a membranous sac in animals that serves as the receptacle of a liquid or contains gas especially : urinary bladder
b : a gas- or air-filled vesicle in certain algae and aquatic plants (such as rockweed) : air bladder sense b
2 : something (such as the rubber bag inside a football) resembling a bladder

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Other Words from bladder

bladderlike \ ˈbla-​dər-​līk How to pronounce bladder (audio) \ adjective

Examples of bladder in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Before the jurors returned to court, Windham denied a defense request to suspend the case further because Durst has bladder cancer and myriad other health problems that require hospitalization. Brian Melley, ajc, 18 May 2021 Windham denied a defense request to suspend the case further because Durst has bladder cancer, among myriad other health problems that require hospitalization. Fox News, 18 May 2021 Before the jurors returned to court, Windham denied a defense request to suspend the case further because Durst has bladder cancer and myriad other health problems that require hospitalization. Brian Melley, ajc, 18 May 2021 Windham denied a defense request to continue the case because Durst has bladder cancer and myriad other health problems that require hospitalization. NBC News, 17 May 2021 Before the jurors returned to court, Windham denied a defense request to suspend the case further because Durst has bladder cancer and myriad other health problems that require hospitalization. Brian Melley, Star Tribune, 17 May 2021 Of course prior to the show the schedule leaked like an old drunk with a bladder condition. Nick Canepa Columnist, San Diego Union-Tribune, 15 May 2021 The California woman underwent 79 rounds of chemotherapy and four major surgeries after being diagnosed with stage 4 gall bladder cancer in 2007. Scott Huddleston, San Antonio Express-News, 7 May 2021 Double-knee replacement, broke both hips, gall bladder surgery, a couple of stents. Terry Pluto, cleveland, 24 Apr. 2021

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First Known Use of bladder

before the 12th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

History and Etymology for bladder

Middle English, from Old English blǣdre; akin to Old High German blātara bladder, Old English blāwan to blow

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“Bladder.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/bladder. Accessed 17 Jun. 2021.

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bladder

noun

English Language Learners Definition of bladder

: 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

bladder

noun
blad·​der | \ ˈbla-dər How to pronounce bladder (audio) \

Kids Definition of bladder

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

bladder

noun
blad·​der | \ ˈblad-ər How to pronounce bladder (audio) \

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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