noun Anatomy, Zoology.
a distensible, muscular and membranous sac, in which the urine is retained until it is discharged from the body.
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Also called bladder.
Origin of urinary bladder
First recorded in 1720–30
Words nearby urinary bladder
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British Dictionary definitions for urinary bladder
a distensible membranous sac in which the urine excreted from the kidneys is stored
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Medical definitions for urinary bladder
A musculomembranous elastic receptacle in the anterior part of the pelvic cavity serving as the temporary storage place for urine.
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Cultural definitions for urinary bladder
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