Definition of Swim bladder

1. Noun. An air-filled sac near the spinal column in many fishes that helps maintain buoyancy.

Exact synonyms: Air Bladder, Float
Generic synonyms: Sac



Definition of Swim bladder

1. Noun. (anatomy usually of fish) A gas-filled sac within the bodies of most fish that variously acts as a float, lung, sound-producing organ or an aid to hearing. ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Swim Bladder

swiggle
swigs
swike
swill down
swilled
swiller
swillers
swilling
swillings
swillking
swillkings
swills
swim
swim-bladder
swim bladder (current term)
swim bladders
swim cap
swim caps
swim lane
swim like a fish
swim meet
swim the Thames
swim the Tiber
swim upstream
swim with sharks
swimathon
swimathons
swimbladder
swimfin

Literary usage of Swim bladder

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1. Respiration by John Scott Haldane (1922)
"It was not till sixteen years later that Bohr showed that the secretion after emptying the swim bladder by puncture ceases after the branch of the vagus ..."

2. Organism and Environment as Illustrated by the Physiology of Breathing by John Scott Haldane (1917)
"It was discovered by Bohr that the oxygen secretion in the swim bladder is, ... The cells in the wall of the swim bladder which secrete the oxygen are ..."

3. Comparative Anatomy of Vertebrates by Robert Wiedersheim, William Newton Parker (1907)
"THE SWIM-BLADDER. As already mentioned (p. 351), the lungs .and swim-bladder are developed in a similar manner, and only differ from one another in the fact ..."

4. Outlines of Comparative Anatomy of Vertebrates by John Sterling Kingsley (1917)
"They may be the same as certain lymphoid structures occurring in the pharyngeal roof of amphibians. THE swim bladder While the air or swim bladder of fishes ..."

5. Outlines of Comparative Anatomy of Vertebrates by John Sterling Kingsley (1917)
"... may be the same as certain lymphoid structures occurring in the pharyngeal roof of amphibians. THE swim bladder While the air or swim bladder of fishes ..."

6. Outlines of Comparative Anatomy of Vertebrates by John Sterling Kingsley (1917)
"They may be the same as certain lymphoid structures occurring in the pharyngeal roof of amphibians. THE swim bladder While the air ..."

7. Recent Advances in Physiology and Bio-chemistry by Leonard Hill (1908)
"The swim-bladder is a long sac usually lying dorsal to the gut, ... The function of the swim-bladder is to adjust the specific gravity of the body at any ..."

8. Respiration by John Scott Haldane (1922)
"It was not till sixteen years later that Bohr showed that the secretion after emptying the swim bladder by puncture ceases after the branch of the vagus ..."

9. Organism and Environment as Illustrated by the Physiology of Breathing by John Scott Haldane (1917)
"It was discovered by Bohr that the oxygen secretion in the swim bladder is, ... The cells in the wall of the swim bladder which secrete the oxygen are ..."

10. Comparative Anatomy of Vertebrates by Robert Wiedersheim, William Newton Parker (1907)
"THE SWIM-BLADDER. As already mentioned (p. 351), the lungs .and swim-bladder are developed in a similar manner, and only differ from one another in the fact ..."

11. Outlines of Comparative Anatomy of Vertebrates by John Sterling Kingsley (1917)
"They may be the same as certain lymphoid structures occurring in the pharyngeal roof of amphibians. THE swim bladder While the air or swim bladder of fishes ..."

12. Outlines of Comparative Anatomy of Vertebrates by John Sterling Kingsley (1917)
"... may be the same as certain lymphoid structures occurring in the pharyngeal roof of amphibians. THE swim bladder While the air or swim bladder of fishes ..."

13. Outlines of Comparative Anatomy of Vertebrates by John Sterling Kingsley (1917)
"They may be the same as certain lymphoid structures occurring in the pharyngeal roof of amphibians. THE swim bladder While the air ..."

14. Recent Advances in Physiology and Bio-chemistry by Leonard Hill (1908)
"The swim-bladder is a long sac usually lying dorsal to the gut, ... The function of the swim-bladder is to adjust the specific gravity of the body at any ..."

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