Bladder meaning

blăd'ər
The bladder is defined as a bag in the body to hold urine, or something resembling this bag.

An example of the bladder is the part of the body that feels full when one needs to urinate.

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Any of various hollow or inflated saclike organs or structures, such as the floats of certain seaweeds or the specialized traps of bladderworts.
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A bag consisting of or lined with membranous tissue in the body of many animals, capable of inflation to receive and contain liquids or gases; esp. the urinary bladder in the pelvic cavity, which holds urine flowing from the kidneys.
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A thing resembling such a bag, as the inflatable rubber bag inside the leather cover of a football.
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Any of various distensible membranous sacs, such as the urinary bladder or the swim bladder, that serve as receptacles for fluid or gas.
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A blister, pustule, or cyst filled with fluid or air; a vesicle.
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A sac-shaped muscular organ that stores the urine secreted by the kidneys, found in all vertebrates except birds and the monotremes. In mammals, urine is carried from the kidneys to the bladder by the ureters and is later discharged from the body through the urethra.
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An air bladder.
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(zoology) A flexible sac that can expand and contract and that holds liquids or gases.
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(anatomy) Specifically, the urinary bladder.
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(botany) A hollow, inflatable organ of a plant.
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The inflatable bag inside various balls used in sports, such as footballs and rugby balls.
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A sealed plastic bag that contains wine and is usually packaged in a cask.
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(figuratively) Anything inflated, empty, or unsound.
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To swell out like a bladder with air; to inflate.

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To store or put up in bladders.

Bladdered lard.

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Origin of bladder

  • Middle English bladdre from Old English blǣdre bhlē- in Indo-European roots
    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
  • Akin to Old High German platara (German Blatter) and Old Norse blaðra (Danish blære).
    From Wiktionary