Bladder

Definition of Bladder

Blad´der   Pronunciation: blăd´dẽr
n.1.
1.(Anat.) A bag or sac in animals, which serves as the receptacle of some fluid; as, the urinary bladder; the gall bladder; - applied especially to the urinary bladder, either within the animal, or when taken out and inflated with air.
2.Any vesicle or blister, especially if filled with air, or a thin, watery fluid.
3.(Bot.) A distended, membranaceous pericarp.
4.Anything inflated, empty, or unsound.
Bladder nut
(Bot.) a genus of plants (Staphylea) with bladderlike seed pods.
Bladder pod
(Bot.) a genus of low herbs (Vesicaria) with inflated seed pods.
Bladdor senna
(Bot.) a genus of shrubs (Colutea), with membranaceous, inflated pods.
Bladder worm
(Zool.) the larva of any species of tapeworm (Tænia), found in the flesh or other parts of animals. See Measle, Cysticercus.
Bladder wrack
(Bot.) the common black rock weed of the seacoast (Fucus nodosus and Fucus vesiculosus) - called also bladder tangle. See Wrack.
v. t.1.To swell out like a bladder with air; to inflate.
[imp. & p. p. Bladdered ( ); p. pr. & vb. n. Bladdering.]
2.To put up in bladders; as, bladdered lard.

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air bubble, bag, ball, balloon, bleb, blob, blood blister, boll, bolus, bubble, bulb, bulbil, bulblet, bulla, cap and bells, coxcomb, ellipsoid, fever blister, fob, geoid, globe, globelet, globoid, globule, glomerulus, gob, gobbet, knob, knot, motley, oblate spheroid, orb, orbit, orblet, pellet, pocket, poke, prolate spheroid, rondure, sack, slapstick, soap bubble, sock, sphere, spheroid, spherule
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