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Definition of bladder:

  1. 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. A distended, membranaceous pericarp.
  3. Any vesicle or blister, especially if filled with air, or a thin, watery fluid.
  4. Anything inflated, empty, or unsound.
  5. To put up in bladders; as, bladdered lard.
  6. To swell out like a bladder with air; to inflate.

Synonyms:

vesica.

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