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gallbladder

Syllabification: gall·blad·der
Pronunciation: /ˈɡôlˌbladər
 
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(also gall bladder)

Definition of gallbladder in English:

noun

The small sac-shaped organ beneath the liver, in which bile is stored after secretion by the liver and before release into the intestine.
Example sentences
  • Rats have no gall bladder, whereas in humans the gall bladder stores bile which is released into the small intestine and aids digestion.
  • This time it was in four parts of my liver, the gall bladder and the bile duct.
  • Gallstones are hard pieces of stone-like material, round, oval, or faceted, commonly occurring in the gall bladder or the bile duct.

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