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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 blad·der /ˈblædɚ/

From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Medical Dictionary 英漢醫學字典

 blad·der /ˈblædɚ/ 名詞

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Blad·der n.
 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.”
 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 Zool., the larva of any species of tapeworm (Tænia), 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 Fucus vesiculosus) -- called also bladder tangle. See Wrack.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 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.]
 2. To put up in bladders; as, bladdered lard.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n 1: a distensible membranous sac (usually containing liquid or
           gas) [syn: vesica]
      2: a bag that fills with air