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

Examples of gallbladder in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web When Harbison’s family finally got a call that he would be transferred to Mississippi for gallbladder surgery, they were hugely relieved after days of waiting. al, 1 Sep. 2021 Jean-Michel Basquiat was crestfallen when his confidante and collaborator Andy Warhol died in February 1987, at the age of 58 of cardiac arrhythmia after gallbladder surgery. Natasha Gural, Forbes, 30 Aug. 2021 Jesse Jackson, who has Parkinson's disease, was hospitalized earlier this year for an unrelated gallbladder surgery. Sophia Tareen, ajc, 22 Aug. 2021 Jackson, who has Parkinson’s disease, was hospitalized earlier this year for an unrelated gallbladder surgery. BostonGlobe.com, 22 Aug. 2021 It's primarily made up of a series of connected organs – esophagus, stomach, small intestine and large intestine – and other nearby organs such as the liver, pancreas and gallbladder that help out with their own digestive juices. Bayliss Wagner, USA TODAY, 24 June 2021 In the study, Roger Ulrich (an environmental psychologist) compared patients recovering from gallbladder surgery at the same hospital. Laken Brooks, Forbes, 29 May 2021 So, the HIPAA Privacy Rule would not apply to your employer, your school, or your local bar, for that matter, unless the bartender happens to be removing your gallbladder. Bruce Y. Lee, Forbes, 8 June 2021 After a year of torment, another set of physicians finally diagnosed the infected gallbladder others had missed. Meryl Davids Landau, Good Housekeeping, 7 May 2021

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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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The first known use of gallbladder was in 1676

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3 Sep 2021

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“Gallbladder.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/gallbladder. Accessed 24 Oct. 2021.

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gallbladder

noun

English Language Learners Definition of gallbladder

: 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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