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Anatomy, Zoology.

a membranous sac or organ serving as a receptacle for a fluid or air.
urinary bladder.

Pathology. a vesicle, blister, cyst, etc., filled with fluid or air.
Botany. an air-filled sac or float, as in certain seaweeds.
something resembling a bladder, as the inflatable lining of a football or basketball.
an air-filled sac, usually made to resemble a club, used for beatings in low comedy, vaudeville, or the like.
Contemporary Examples

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Historical Examples

Nat the Naturalist G. Manville Fenn
The Manxman Hall Caine
The Cook and Housekeeper’s Complete and Universal Dictionary; Including a System of Modern Cookery, in all Its Various Branches, Mary Eaton
The Manxman Hall Caine
The Works of Aristotle the Famous Philosopher Anonymous

(anatomy) a distensible membranous sac, usually containing liquid or gas, esp the urinary bladder related adjective vesical
an inflatable part of something
a blister, cyst, vesicle, etc, usually filled with fluid
a hollow vesicular or saclike part or organ in certain plants, such as the bladderwort or bladderwrack



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