Definition of Bladder

1. Noun. A distensible membranous sac (usually containing liquid or gas).

Exact synonyms: Vesica
Specialized synonyms: Gall Bladder, Gallbladder, Urinary Bladder
Generic synonyms: Sac
Derivative terms: Bladdery, Vesical



2. Noun. A bag that fills with air.
Generic synonyms: Bag
Group relationships: Football

Definition of Bladder

1. n. 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.

2. v. t. To swell out like a bladder with air; to inflate.

Definition of Bladder

1. Noun. (zoology) A flexible sac that can expand and contract and that holds liquids or gases. ¹

2. Noun. (anatomy) Specifically, the urinary bladder. ¹

3. Noun. (botany) A hollow, inflatable organ of a plant. ¹

4. Noun. The inflatable bag inside various balls used in sports, such as footballs and rugby balls. ¹

5. Noun. A sealed, plastic bag that contains wine and is usually packaged in a cask. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Bladder

1. a saclike receptacle [n -S] : BLADDERY [adj]

Medical Definition of Bladder

1. A membranous sac that serves as a reservoir for urine. Contraction of the bladder results in urination. (27 Sep 1997)

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Literary usage of Bladder

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1. Anatomy, Descriptive and Surgical by Henry Gray (1893)
"It is broad below, at its attachment to the bladder, and becomes narrower as it ascends. The false ligament» of the bladder are—two posterior, two lateral, ..."

2. Surgery, Gynecology & Obstetrics by American College of Surgeons, Franklin H. Martin Memorial Foundation (1914)
"The right seminal vessel was dissected from the bladder; the prostate was ... BIBLIOGRAPHY HAGNER, FR Report of a Case of Extirpation of the bladder for ..."

3. Medical lexicon by Robley Dunglison (1860)
"Relating to spasm of the bladder, and particularly of its sphincter ... An instrument intended fur cutting the bladder. Instrument« of this kind ..."

4. Proceedings by Philadelphia County Medical Society (1891)
"The bladder in early pregnancy is less capable of distention in the ... Later in pregnancy the enlarging uterus draws the bladder upward above the pelvic ..."

5. Monographic Medicine by William Robie Patten Emerson, Guido Guerrini, William Brown, Wendell Christopher Phillips, John Whitridge Williams, John Appleton Swett, Hans Günther, Mario Mariotti, Hugh Grant Rowell (1916)
"Gangrene and Phlegmonous Cholecystitis Gangrene of the gall-bladder is rarely found without gall-stones. With biliary colic, associated septic fever, ..."

6. The American Journal of the Medical Sciences by Southern Society for Clinical Investigation (U.S.) (1911)
"The Best Method of Exposing the Interior of the bladder in Supra- pubic ... After the bladder has been irrigated, a mushroom catheter large enough to fill ..."

7. Anatomy, Descriptive and Surgical by Henry Gray (1893)
"It is broad below, at its attachment to the bladder, and becomes narrower as it ascends. The false ligament» of the bladder are—two posterior, two lateral, ..."

8. Surgery, Gynecology & Obstetrics by American College of Surgeons, Franklin H. Martin Memorial Foundation (1914)
"The right seminal vessel was dissected from the bladder; the prostate was ... BIBLIOGRAPHY HAGNER, FR Report of a Case of Extirpation of the bladder for ..."

9. Medical lexicon by Robley Dunglison (1860)
"Relating to spasm of the bladder, and particularly of its sphincter ... An instrument intended fur cutting the bladder. Instrument« of this kind ..."

10. Proceedings by Philadelphia County Medical Society (1891)
"The bladder in early pregnancy is less capable of distention in the ... Later in pregnancy the enlarging uterus draws the bladder upward above the pelvic ..."

11. Monographic Medicine by William Robie Patten Emerson, Guido Guerrini, William Brown, Wendell Christopher Phillips, John Whitridge Williams, John Appleton Swett, Hans Günther, Mario Mariotti, Hugh Grant Rowell (1916)
"Gangrene and Phlegmonous Cholecystitis Gangrene of the gall-bladder is rarely found without gall-stones. With biliary colic, associated septic fever, ..."

12. The American Journal of the Medical Sciences by Southern Society for Clinical Investigation (U.S.) (1911)
"The Best Method of Exposing the Interior of the bladder in Supra- pubic ... After the bladder has been irrigated, a mushroom catheter large enough to fill ..."

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