urinary bladder

urinary bladder
noun Date: 1728 a membranous sac in many vertebrates that serves for the temporary retention of urine and discharges by the urethra

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • urinary bladder — n a distensible membranous sac that serves for the temporary retention of the urine, is situated in the pelvis in front of the rectum, receives the urine from the two ureters and discharges it at intervals into the urethra through an orifice… …   Medical dictionary

  • urinary bladder — n. a saclike structure in many animals, serving for temporary storage of fluid or semifluid excretions, as urine …   English World dictionary

  • Urinary bladder — Infobox Anatomy Name = Urinary bladder Latin = vesica urinaria GraySubject = 255 GrayPage = 1227 Caption = Urinary system. Caption2 = Bladder Width = 300 System = Artery = Superior vesical artery Inferior vesical artery Umbilical artery Vaginal… …   Wikipedia

  • urinary bladder — noun a membranous sac for temporary retention of urine • Hypernyms: ↑bladder, ↑vesica • Part Holonyms: ↑urinary tract, ↑urogenital system, ↑urogenital apparatus, ↑urinary system, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • urinary bladder — Anat., Zool. a distensible, muscular and membranous sac, in which the urine is retained until it is discharged from the body. Also called bladder. [1720 30] * * * ▪ human anatomy  in most vertebrates, except birds, organ for the temporary storage …   Universalium

  • urinary bladder — bladder that secretes and discharges urine …   English contemporary dictionary

  • urinary bladder — noun An elastic, muscular sac situated in the pelvic cavity, into which urine from the kidneys is stored prior to disposal by urination. Urine enters the bladder via the ureters and exits via the urethra. Syn: bladder, cystis urinaria, vesica,… …   Wiktionary

  • urinary bladder — a small vesicle at the posteriormost, ventral part of the body cavity. In females the bladder is combined with the oviducts to form a urogenital sinus …   Dictionary of ichthyology

  • urinary bladder — see bladder …   The new mediacal dictionary

  • urinary bladder — u′rinary blad′der n. anat. zool. a distensible, muscular sac in most vertebrates, in which urine is retained until discharged from the body Also called bladder 1), b) • Etymology: 1720–30 …   From formal English to slang

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