Definition of bladder noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//ˈblædə(r)//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈblædər//
    Internal anatomy
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  1. 1 an organ that is shaped like a bag in which liquid waste (= urine) collects before it is passed out of the body He died of bladder cancer. see also gall bladder See related entries: Internal anatomy
  2. 2a bag made of rubber, leather, etc. that can be filled with air or liquid, such as the one inside a football
  3. Word OriginOld English blǣdre, of Germanic origin; related to Dutch blaar and German Blatter, also to the verb blow.
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