Definition of


  1. (noun, artifact) a bag that fills with air
  2. (noun, body) a distensible membranous sac (usually containing liquid or gas)

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Synonyms of Bladder


Alternate forms of Bladder

Derivations: bladdery

Hyponyms: gall bladder, gallbladder, urinary bladder

Hypernyms: bag, sac

Origin of the word Bladder

  1. O.E. bl?dre (W.Saxon), bledre (Anglian) "bladder," also "blister, pimple," from P.Gmc. *blaedron (cf. O.N. bla?ra, O.H.G. blattara, Du. blaar), from PIE *bhle- (see blast). more

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