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Meaning of BLADDER

Pronunciation:  'bladur

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  a bag that fills with air
  2. [n]  a distensible membranous sac (usually containing liquid or gas)

BLADDER is a 7 letter word that starts with B.


 Synonyms: vesica
 See Also: bag, football, gallbladder, sac, urinary bladder



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Blad"der\, n. [OE. bladder, bleddre, AS. bl?dre,
    bl?ddre; akin to Icel. bla?ra, SW. bl["a]ddra, Dan. bl[ae]re,
    D. blaar, OHG. bl[=a]tara the bladder in the body of animals,
    G. blatter blister, bustule; all fr. the same root as AS.
    bl[=a]wan, E. blow, to puff. See {Blow} to puff.]
    1. (Anat.) 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. Any vesicle or blister, especially if filled with air, or
       a thin, watery fluid.
    3. (Bot.) A distended, membranaceous pericarp.
    4. Anything inflated, empty, or unsound. ``To swim with
       bladders of philosophy.'' --Rochester.
    {Bladder nut}, or {Bladder tree} (Bot.), a genus of plants
       ({Staphylea}) with bladderlike seed pods.
    {Bladder pod} (Bot.), a genus of low herbs ({Vesicaria}) with
       inflated seed pods.
    {Bladdor senna} (Bot.), a genus of shrubs ({Colutea}), with
       membranaceous, inflated pods.
    {Bladder worm} (Zo["o]l.), the larva of any species of
       tapeworm ({T[ae]nia}), found in the flesh or other parts
       of animals. See {Measle}, {Cysticercus}.
    {Bladder wrack} (Bot.), the common black rock weed of the
       seacoast ({Fucus nodosus} and {F. vesiculosus}) -- called
       also {bladder tangle}. See {Wrack}.
  2. \Blad"der\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Bladdered}; p. pr. &
    vb. n. {Bladdering}.]
    1. To swell out like a bladder with air; to inflate. [Obs.]
       --G. Fletcher.
    2. To put up in bladders; as, bladdered lard.
Medical Dictionary
 Definition: a hollow organ that urine drains into from the kidneys.
Thesaurus Terms
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