Recent Examples of bladder from the Web
According to the Guardian, Brin's vessel will use a series of internal bladders to stabilize its flight.
The bladder polyp, which looks like a pale blue tooth, stores water and glows in the dark.
Patients usually retain control over bladder and bowel function and eye movement until very late in the disease.
Furthermore, Nokie looks quite dapper in his tiny diapers, which have proved a perfect solution for his lack of bladder and bowel control (also from his spinal cord injury).
Dawn Erin went nearly 20 years without health insurance before the Affordable Care Act, bouncing between free clinics for frequent and painful bladder infections.
Used in this way, the foam surrounds the rubber bladder of the ball.
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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 centurySee Words from the same year
BLADDER Defined for English Language Learners
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
Definition of bladder for Students
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
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