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(anatomy) A pear-shaped organ that stores bile from the liver, until the body needs it for the digestion and absorption of fats in the duodenum.
If the gall-bladder was swollen, it pointed to an extension or enlargement of some kind.
To the left of the gall bladder is the quadrate lobe, which is in contact with the pylorus of the stomach.
The right and left hepatic ducts, while still in the transverse fissure, unite into a single duct which joins the cystic duct from the gall bladder at an acute angle.
The lower (caudal) part of the furrow-like outgrowth remains hollow and forms the gall bladder.
In fishes and amphibians the organ consists of right and left lobes, and a gall-bladder is present.
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