Air" blad`der (#).

1. Anat.

An air sac, sometimes double or variously lobed, in the visceral cavity of many fishes. It originates in the same way as the lungs of air-breathing vertebrates, and in the adult may retain a tubular connection with the pharynx or esophagus.

2.

A sac or bladder full of air in an animal or plant; also an air hole in a casting.

 

© Webster 1913.

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