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GALLBLADDER

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does gallbladder mean? 

GALLBLADDER (noun)
  The noun GALLBLADDER has 1 sense:

1. a muscular sac attached to the liver that secretes bile and stores it until needed for digestion

  Familiarity information: GALLBLADDER used as a noun is very rare.


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GALLBLADDER (noun)


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Meaning:

A muscular sac attached to the liver that secretes bile and stores it until needed for digestion

Classified under:

Nouns denoting body parts

Hypernyms ("gallbladder" is a kind of...):

bladder; vesica (a distensible membranous sac (usually containing liquid or gas))

Holonyms ("gallbladder" is a part of...):

chest; pectus; thorax (the part of the human torso between the neck and the diaphragm or the corresponding part in other vertebrates)


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