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  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Bladder  \Blad"der\,  n.  [OE.  bladder,  bleddre  AS  bl?dre, 
  bl?ddre;  akin  to  Icel.  bla?ra,  SW  bl["a]ddra,  Dan.  bl[ae]re, 
  D.  blaar,  OHG.  bl[=a]tara  the  bladder  in  the  body  of  animals, 
  G.  blatter  blister,  bustule;  all  fr  the  same  root  as  AS 
  bl[=a]wan,  E.  blow,  to  puff.  See  {Blow}  to  puff.] 
  1.  (Anat.)  A  bag  or  sac  in  animals,  which  serves  as  the 
  receptacle  of  some  fluid;  as  the  urinary  bladder;  the 
  gall  bladder;  --  applied  especially  to  the  urinary 
  bladder,  either  within  the  animal,  or  when  taken  out  and 
  inflated  with  air. 
 
  2.  Any  vesicle  or  blister,  especially  if  filled  with  air,  or 
  a  thin,  watery  fluid. 
 
  3.  (Bot.)  A  distended,  membranaceous  pericarp. 
 
  4.  Anything  inflated,  empty,  or  unsound.  ``To  swim  with 
  bladders  of  philosophy.''  --Rochester. 
 
  {Bladder  nut},  or  {Bladder  tree}  (Bot.),  a  genus  of  plants 
  ({Staphylea})  with  bladderlike  seed  pods. 
 
  {Bladder  pod}  (Bot.),  a  genus  of  low  herbs  ({Vesicaria})  with 
  inflated  seed  pods. 
 
  {Bladdor  senna}  (Bot.),  a  genus  of  shrubs  ({Colutea}),  with 
  membranaceous,  inflated  pods. 
 
  {Bladder  worm}  (Zo["o]l.),  the  larva  of  any  species  of 
  tapeworm  ({T[ae]nia}),  found  in  the  flesh  or  other  parts 
  of  animals.  See  {Measle},  {Cysticercus}. 
 
  {Bladder  wrack}  (Bot.),  the  common  black  rock  weed  of  the 
  seacoast  ({Fucus  nodosus}  and  {F.  vesiculosus})  --  called 
  also  {bladder  tangle}.  See  {Wrack}. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Bladder  \Blad"der\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Bladdered};  p.  pr  & 
  vb  n.  {Bladdering}.] 
  1.  To  swell  out  like  a  bladder  with  air;  to  inflate.  [Obs.] 
  --G.  Fletcher. 
 
  2.  To  put  up  in  bladders;  as  bladdered  lard. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  bladder 
  n  1:  a  distensible  membranous  sac  (usually  containing  liquid  or 
  gas)  [syn:  {vesica}] 
  2:  a  bag  that  fills  with  air 




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