[gawl-blad-er] /ˈgɔlˌblæd ər/
a pear-shaped, muscular sac attached to the undersurface of the right lobe of the liver, in which bile is stored and concentrated.
gallbladder or gall bladder
A small, pear-shaped muscular sac, located under the right lobe of the liver, in which bile secreted by the liver is stored until needed by the body for digestion. Also called cholecyst, cholecystis.
A small, pear-shaped muscular sac in most vertebrates in which bile is stored. The gallbladder is located beneath the liver and secretes bile into the duodenum of the small intestine.
A small, muscular sac located under the liver. Bile is stored in the gallbladder until it is needed by the small intestine for digestion. (See digestive system.)
- Gallbladder fossa
gallbladder fossa n. A depression lodging the gallbladder on the undersurface of the liver anteriorly, between the quadrate and the right lobes.
- Gall duct
gall duct n.
[gahl] /gɑl/ noun 1. a seaport in SW Sri Lanka. /ˈɡɔːl/ noun 1. a port in SW Sri Lanka; along with other coastal settlements, it suffered badly in the Indian Ocean tsunami of December 2004. Pop: 90 270 (2001) Former name Point de Galle
[gal-ee-as] /ˈgæl iˌæs/ noun, Nautical. 1. a fighting galley, lateen-rigged on three masts, used in the Mediterranean Sea from the 15th to the 18th centuries. /ˈɡælɪˌæs/ noun 1. (nautical) a three-masted lateen-rigged galley used as a warship in the Mediterranean from the 15th to the 18th centuries