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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:
1720–30

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

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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 definition


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

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