a distensible membranous sac (usually containing liquid or gas)
a bag that fills with air
A flexible sac that can expand and contract and that holds liquids or gases.
Specifically, the urinary bladder.
A hollow, inflatable organ of a plant.
The inflatable bag inside various balls used in sports, such as footballs and rugby balls.
A sealed, plastic bag that contains wine and is usually packaged in a cask.
Origin: Akin to Old High German platara (German Blatter) and Old Norse blaðra (Danish blære).
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
any vesicle or blister, especially if filled with air, or a thin, watery fluid
a distended, membranaceous pericarp
anything inflated, empty, or unsound
to swell out like a bladder with air; to inflate
to put up in bladders; as, bladdered lard
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
blad′ėr, n. a thin bag distended with liquid or air: the receptacle for the urine.—adjs. Bladd′ered, Bladd′ery, swollen like a bladder.—n. Bladd′erwort, a genus of slender aquatic plants, the leaves floating. [A.S. blǽdre—blawan; Old Ger. blahan, blajan, to blow; Ger. blase, bladder—blasen, to blow; cf. L. flat-us, breath.]
A type of organ.
Humans and animals have a bladder.Submitted by MaryC on January 9, 2020
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Rank popularity for the word 'bladder' in Nouns Frequency: #2921
The numerical value of bladder in Chaldean Numerology is: 3
The numerical value of bladder in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1
Examples of bladder in a Sentence
The length of a film should be directly related to the endurance of the human bladder.
When the bladder gets distended, it sends a signal to the brain saying it needs to empty.
Inability to fully empty the bladder, blockages in the urinary tract, and anatomical defects.
Going to the restroom very frequently but having small-volume voids is classic overactive bladder.
Caffeine can irritate the bladder, increasing problems with urination that some people with MS already experience.
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- бурбалка, пузырBelarusian
- торбичка, мехур, плондирBulgarian
- bufetaCatalan, Valencian
- vésicule, cubiFrench
- balgScottish Gaelic
- 嚢, 嚢状組織Japanese
- vezică, bășicăRomanian
- пузырь, камераRussian
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