swim bladder

noun

Definition of swim bladder

: the air bladder of a fish

Examples of swim bladder in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Fish maw, sometimes referred to as the swim bladder, is an organ that helps a fish control its buoyancy. Time, 17 Sep. 2021 The nets are set for totoaba, a fish whose swim bladder is a delicacy in China, and sells for thousands of dollars per pound (kilogram). Mark Stevenson, ajc, 15 July 2021 The nets are set for totoaba, a fish whose swim bladder is a delicacy in China, and sells for thousands of dollars per pound (kilogram). Mark Stevenson, ajc, 15 July 2021 The nets are set for totoaba, a fish whose swim bladder is a delicacy in China, and sells for thousands of dollars per pound (kilogram). Mark Stevenson, ajc, 15 July 2021 The nets are set for totoaba, a fish whose swim bladder is a delicacy in China, and sells for thousands of dollars per pound (kilogram). Mark Stevenson, ajc, 15 July 2021 The nets are set for totoaba, a fish whose swim bladder is a delicacy in China, and sells for thousands of dollars per pound (kilogram). Mark Stevenson, ajc, 15 July 2021 The nets are set for totoaba, a fish whose swim bladder is a delicacy in China, and sells for thousands of dollars per pound. Mark Stevenson, The Christian Science Monitor, 16 July 2021 The nets are set for totoaba, a fish whose swim bladder is a delicacy in China, and sells for thousands of dollars per pound (kilogram). Mark Stevenson, ajc, 15 July 2021

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First Known Use of swim bladder

1837, in the meaning defined above

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19 Sep 2021

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“Swim bladder.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/swim%20bladder. Accessed 23 Oct. 2021.

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