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gallbladder

[gawl-blad-er] /ˈgɔlˌblæd ər/
noun, Anatomy
1.
a pear-shaped, muscular sac attached to the undersurface of the right lobe of the liver, in which bile is stored and concentrated.
Also, gall bladder.
Origin
1670-1680
1670-80; gall1 + bladder
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British Dictionary definitions for gall bladder

gall bladder

noun
1.
a muscular pear-shaped sac, lying underneath the right lobe of the liver, that stores bile and ejects it into the duodenum through the common bile duct
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gall bladder in Medicine

gallbladder or gall bladder
n.
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.

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gall bladder in Science
gallbladder
  (gôl'blād'ər)   
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.
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gall bladder in Culture

gallbladder definition


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.)

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