or gall blad·der
[ gawl-blad-er ]
/ ˈgɔlˌblæd ər /
a pear-shaped, muscular sac attached to the undersurface of the right lobe of the liver, in which bile is stored and concentrated.
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British Dictionary definitions for gall bladder
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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Medical definitions for 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.cholecyst cholecystis
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Scientific definitions for gall bladder
[ gôl′blăd′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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Cultural definitions for gall bladder
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