swim bladder

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Origin of swim bladder

First recorded in 1830–40

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How to use swim bladder in a sentence

  • It corresponds with the swim bladder of most modern fishes, and appears to have had a common origin with it.

    The Elements of Geology | William Harmon Norton

British Dictionary definitions for swim bladder

swim bladder

  1. ichthyol another name for air bladder (def. 1)

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Scientific definitions for swim bladder

swim bladder

[ swĭm ]

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