- a membranous sac or organ serving as a receptacle for a fluid or air.
- urinary bladder.
Origin of bladder
Examples from the Web for bladder
She lost control of her bladder as she crouched in a corner, shaking, and unable to move her body due to the shock.
Kerri Kasem said in court Friday that her father was suffering from bedsores and lung and bladder infections.
Prick the bladder with a needle every so often,” she advises sagely, “to keep it from exploding.
The girl, Mariam, was born with her bladder outside her body.
The news comes after the her husband, the Duke of Edinburgh, was hospitalised twice with a bladder infection last year.
Suthin' like a bladder football: one pin-prick 'd cowallapse it.Overland|John William De Forest
In the mare the thickening of the walls of the bladder may be felt by introducing one finger through the urethra.Special Report on Diseases of the Horse|United States Department of Agriculture
It was light as a bladder itself, elastic, fit to ride any weather.Where the Pavement Ends|John Russell
Mix the pickle well together; pour it over the peaches, and tie them down close with either leather or a bladder.The Lady's Own Cookery Book, and New Dinner-Table Directory;|Charlotte Campbell Bury
I filled a flask one third part with freshly drawn ox blood, closed it tightly with a bladder, and shook up the blood frequently.Discovery of Oxygen, Part 2|Carl Wilhelm Scheele
British Dictionary definitions for bladder
Word Origin for bladder
Word Origin and History for bladder
Old English blædre (West Saxon), bledre (Anglian) "(urinary) bladder," also "blister, pimple," from Proto-Germanic *blaedron (cf. Old Norse blaðra, Old Saxon bladara, Old High German blattara, German Blatter, Dutch blaar), from PIE *bhle- "to blow" (see blast). Extended senses from early 13c. from animal bladders used for buoyancy, storage, etc.
Medicine definitions for bladder
Science definitions for bladder
Culture definitions for bladder
A stretchable saclike structure in the body that holds fluids. The term is used most often to refer to the urinary bladder, which is part of the excretory system. Another kind of bladder is the gallbladder.