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Bladder

3 entries found.

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]

Bladder \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}.

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]

Bladder \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.

From WordNet (r) 1.6 [wn]

bladder
     n 1: a distensible membranous sac (usually containing liquid or
          gas) [syn: {vesica}]
     2: a bag that fills with air

Bladder

3 entries found.

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]

Bladder \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}.

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]

Bladder \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.

From WordNet (r) 1.6 [wn]

bladder
     n 1: a distensible membranous sac (usually containing liquid or
          gas) [syn: {vesica}]
     2: a bag that fills with air