gall bladder

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Gall bladder with ducts.

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gall bladder (plural gall bladders)

  1. (anatomy) A pear-shaped organ that stores bile from the liver, until the body needs it for the digestion and absorption of fats in the duodenum.
    • 2019, Bill Bryson, The Body: A Guide for Occupants, Black Swan (2020), page 178:
      Giraffes, oddly, sometimes have gall bladders and sometimes donʼt.
    Synonyms: cholecyst, vesica biliaris, vesica fellea

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