gallbladder

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noun gall·blad·der \ˈgȯl-ˌbla-dər\

Definition of gallbladder

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

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Origin and Etymology of gallbladder

1gall + bladder


GALLBLADDER Defined for English Language Learners

gallbladder

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Definition of gallbladder for English Language Learners

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


GALLBLADDER Defined for Kids

gallbladder

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noun gall·blad·der \ˈgȯl-ˌbla-dər\

Definition of gallbladder for Students

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


Medical Dictionary

gallbladder

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noun gall·blad·der \ˈgȯl-ˌblad-ər\

Medical Definition of gallbladder

  1. :  a membranous muscular sac in which bile from the liver is stored—called also cholecyst

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