Definitions for gallbladder

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

gall′blad`der(n.)

or gall′ blad`der

  1. a membranous sac attached by ducts to the liver, in which bile is stored and concentrated.

    Category: Anatomy

Origin of gallbladder:

1670–80

Princeton's WordNet

  1. gallbladder, gall bladder(noun)

    a muscular sac attached to the liver that stores bile (secreted by the liver) until it is needed for digestion

Freebase

  1. Gallbladder

    In vertebrates the gallbladder is a small organ that aids mainly in fat digestion and concentrates bile produced by the liver. In humans, the loss of the gallbladder is, in most cases, easily tolerated. The surgical removal of the gallbladder is called a cholecystectomy.

U.S. National Library of Medicine

  1. Gallbladder

    A storage reservoir for BILE secretion. Gallbladder allows the delivery of bile acids at a high concentration and in a controlled manner, via the CYSTIC DUCT to the DUODENUM, for degradation of dietary lipid.

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