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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
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British Dictionary definitions for urinary bladder

urinary bladder

noun
a distensible membranous sac in which the urine excreted from the kidneys is stored
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012

Medical definitions for urinary bladder

urinary bladder

n.
A musculomembranous elastic receptacle in the anterior part of the pelvic cavity serving as the temporary storage place for urine.
The American Heritage® Stedman's Medical Dictionary Copyright © 2002, 2001, 1995 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company.

Cultural definitions for urinary bladder

urinary bladder

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

The New Dictionary of Cultural Literacy, Third Edition Copyright © 2005 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
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