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bladder

1. Anatomy a distensible membranous sac, usually containing liquid or gas, esp the urinary bladder
2. a blister, cyst, vesicle, etc., usually filled with fluid
3. a hollow vesicular or saclike part or organ in certain plants, such as the bladderwort or bladderwrack

bladder

[′blad·ər]
(anatomy)
Any saclike structure in humans and animals, such as a swimbladder or urinary bladder, that contains a gas or functions as a receptacle for fluid.
(geology)
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Joseph Alexeevich is living poorly and has for three years been suffering from a painful disease of the bladder.
The bladder of the thag would make a fine water-bottle, and its skin, I figured, would be a good sail.
He melted, as a sack of wind suddenly emptied, as a bladder of air suddenly punctured.
From my friend the noble captain--the illustrious general--the bladder, Mr Tappertit.
a clinical stage biotechnology company, is a leader in developing autologous neo-organs and tissues, such as bladders, that are derived from the patient's own (autologous) cells.
Several years after surgery, seven young patients who received lab-grown bladders are doing just fine, according to a new report.
THERE YOU'LL FIND A VARIETY OF SYSTEMS, REPLACEMENT PARTS AND ACCESSORIES INCLUDING BITE VALVES AND COVERS, CLEANING SUPPLIES, BLADDERS AND DRINKING TUBES.
A large study of more than 80,000 women found that women with a high intake of vegetable protein had a lower risk of having their gall bladders removed than did women eating very little vegetable protein.
Six million people in the UK have some problem with their bladders.
band-ply lubricants, are said to ensure that they can be easily removed from the bladders afterwards.
Current seating utilizes cut-prone PVC skin bladders, foam- or gel-filled pads, and other cushioning methods that involve complex, time-consuming assembly steps.
As they move vertically up and down through water, they need to constantly change the amount of air in their swim bladders to adjust to pressure at different depths.