gallbladder

noun
gall·​blad·​der | \ ˈgȯl-ˌbla-dər How to pronounce gallbladder (audio) \

Definition of gallbladder

: a membranous muscular sac in which bile from the liver is stored

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Also last year, a mother blamed the spicy snack along with Takis (rolled corn tortilla chips) as the reason her teen needed gallbladder surgery. Sonja Haller, USA TODAY, "Robin Thicke, April Love Geary get burned for feeding toddler Flamin' Hot Cheetos," 25 June 2019 She was scheduled for gallbladder surgery and had been put on a low-fat diet to prep. Ragen Chastain, Glamour, "The Anguish of Eating While Fat," 28 Aug. 2019 The doctor and his team would operate for 4 1/2 hours, removing his gallbladder, a segment of his liver and large intestine, and repairing his small intestine. Danny Gold, SI.com, "The Broken Case of David Ortiz," 23 July 2019 Ortiz was struck in the back, and his gallbladder and a part of his intestines were removed after spending six hours in surgery in a clinic in Santo Domingo. James Wagner, New York Times, "David Ortiz Leaves Hospital After Lengthy Stay for Shooting Injuries," 27 July 2019 She and a team of local staffers were performing morning rounds one day when Green noticed something amiss with a patient who had undergone surgery to remove her gallbladder. NBC News, "At remote Amazon jungle hospital, U.S. med students learn vital lessons," 8 July 2019 Ortiz underwent surgery in the Dominican Republic, where doctors removed his gallbladder and part of his intestines. CBS News, "David Ortiz released from hospital seven weeks after shooting," 27 July 2019 Ortiz’s gallbladder and part of his intestines were removed during an operation in Santo Domingo immediately after the attack. NBC News, "David Ortiz shooting suspect wanted in New Jersey armed robberies," 13 June 2019 Ortiz reportedly suffered liver damage and doctors had to remove part of his intestines, colon and gallbladder. Fox News, "David Ortiz receives tons of support as he recovers from gunshot wound," 11 June 2019

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First Known Use of gallbladder

1676, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for gallbladder

gall entry 1 + bladder

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gallbladder

noun

English Language Learners Definition of gallbladder

medical : the organ in the body in which bile from the liver is stored

gallbladder

noun
gall·​blad·​der | \ ˈgȯl-ˌbla-dər How to pronounce gallbladder (audio) \

Kids Definition of gallbladder

: a small sac in which bile from the liver is stored

gallbladder

noun
gall·​blad·​der | \ ˈgȯl-ˌblad-ər How to pronounce gallbladder (audio) \

Medical Definition of gallbladder

: a membranous muscular sac in which bile from the liver is stored

called also cholecyst

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