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urinary bladder

noun, Anatomy, Zoology.
a distensible, muscular and membranous sac, in which the urine is retained until it is discharged from the body.
Also called bladder.
Origin of urinary bladder
1720-30 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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British Dictionary definitions for urinary-bladder

urinary bladder

a distensible membranous sac in which the urine excreted from the kidneys is stored
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urinary-bladder in Medicine

urinary bladder n.
A musculomembranous elastic receptacle in the anterior part of the pelvic cavity serving as the temporary storage place for urine.

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urinary-bladder in Culture

urinary bladder definition

A saclike structure that stores urine until it can be passed out of the body through the urethra.

The American Heritage® New Dictionary of Cultural Literacy, Third Edition
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