urinary bladder

noun Anatomy, Zoology.
  1. a distensible, muscular and membranous sac, in which the urine is retained until it is discharged from the body.

Origin of urinary bladder

First recorded in 1720–30
Also called bladder.
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British Dictionary definitions for urinary bladder

urinary bladder

noun
  1. 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.
  1. 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

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

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