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.
|the first portion of the colon, beginning at the cecum in the lower right abdominal cavity and continuing upward along the right posterior abdominal wall to approximately the lower ribs.|
|the third and lowest division of the small intestine, extending from the jejunum to the cecum.|
|gallbladder (gôl'blād'ər) Pronunciation Key
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.