Definition of swim bladder in English:
A gas-filled sac present in the body of many bony fishes, used to maintain and control buoyancy.
- An important organ seen in ray-finned fish but not in cartilaginous fish is the swim bladder.
- A characteristic of the family Gobiidae is the absence of a swim bladder, which is used for buoyancy control.
- Some fish, for example, have processes from the swim bladder to the inner ear to transmit airborne vibrations.
Definition of swim bladder in:
- US English dictionary
What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?
Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.
Most popular in the US
Most popular in the UK
Most popular in Canada
Most popular in Australia
Most popular in Malaysia
Most popular in India
Most popular in Pakistan