air bladder


  • WordNet 3.6
    • n air bladder an air-filled sac near the spinal column in many fishes that helps maintain buoyancy
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • air bladder A sac or bladder full of air in an animal or plant; also an air hole in a casting.
    • air bladder (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.
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In literature:

For instance, a swim-bladder has apparently been converted into an air-breathing lung.
"On the Origin of Species" by Charles Darwin
I observed that his garment beneath them became dilated as a bladder that fills with air.
"The Coming Race" by Edward Bulwer Lytton
For instance, a swim-bladder has apparently been converted into an air-breathing lung.
"On the Origin of Species" by Charles Darwin
The bladder senna filled the air with the noise of its bursting petards.
"Piccolissima" by Eliza Lee Follen
Most schoolboys know it, for the little bladders of air in the leaves explode with a pop if you squeeze them.
"On the Seashore" by R. Cadwallader Smith
The air-bladder of the sturgeon makes the true isinglass.
"The Art of Travel" by Francis Galton
Fill a bladder about two-thirds full of air at the sea level, and take it to the summit of Mount Blanc.
"Young Folks' Library, Volume XI (of 20)" by Various
The dried air-bladder of herrings.
"The Sailor's Word-Book" by William Henry Smyth
I obtained in the bladder the pure fire-air which occupied the space of 50 ounces of water.
"Discovery of Oxygen, Part 2" by Carl Wilhelm Scheele
The pickle should be kept in small jars, and tied close with bladder, for the air will spoil them.
"The Cook and Housekeeper's Complete and Universal Dictionary; Including a System of Modern Cookery, in all Its Various Branches," by Mary Eaton
From one trial that I made, I conclude that nitrous air may be kept in a bladder much better than most other kinds of air.
"Experiments and Observations on Different Kinds of Air" by Joseph Priestley
Tie the bladder closely, and suspend it in the air.
"A Treatise on Anatomy, Physiology, and Hygiene (Revised Edition)" by Calvin Cutter
It is easy to fill with air a half-inflated bladder.
"Lady Anna" by Anthony Trollope
The material known as isinglass is made from the air bladders of the sturgeon.
"Fast Nine" by Alan Douglas
It has been found that a bladder or balloon of twenty feet diameter, filled with air, will raise a mass of over 100 tons.
"Prairie Farmer, Vol. 56: No. 12, March 22, 1884" by Various
The habit is also common to some species of mud fishes of the order Dipneusti, in which the air bladder plays the part of lungs.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 13, Slice 4" by Various
The air sac has become a swim bladder.
"The Elements of Geology" by William Harmon Norton
Bony fishes with air passage to the swimming bladder (Physostomi); 25.
"The History of Creation, Vol. II (of 2)" by Ernst Haeckel
Cover it closely, tying over it a piece of bladder, so as to render it perfectly air-tight.
"Miss Leslie's New Cookery Book" by Eliza Leslie
Up to stage Q there are no signs of a rudimentary air-bladder.
"The Works of Francis Maitland Balfour, Volume 1" by Francis Maitland Balfour

In news:

DAVID SIKES/CALLER-TIMES We did not weigh or measure this bull drum before releasing air from its swim bladder and releasing the fish.
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The air bladders are separated from the rider's body by a vacuum-molded foam liner (like those on most chest protectors ).
Optional bladder assemblies having as much as two 85-LB lift air cells can be easily mounted.