bladder

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noun blad·der \ˈbla-dər\

Definition of bladder

  1. 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. 2 :  something (as the rubber bag inside a football) resembling a bladder

bladderlike

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Origin and Etymology 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


BLADDER Defined for English Language Learners

bladder

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noun blad·der \ˈbla-dər\

Definition of bladder for English Language Learners

  • : 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 Defined for Kids

bladder

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noun blad·der \ˈbla-dər\

Definition of bladder for Students

  1. 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. 2 :  a container that can be filled with air or gas


Medical Dictionary

bladder

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noun blad·der \ˈblad-ər\

Medical Definition of bladder

  1. 1:  a membranous sac in animals that serves as the receptacle of a liquid or contains gas; especially :  urinary bladder

  2. 2:  a vesicle or pouch forming part of an animal body <the bladder of a tapeworm larva>

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