Definitions

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  • adj. Resembling a bladder or some aspect of one.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. similar to a bladder.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. resembling a bladder

Etymologies

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bladder +‎ -like

Examples

  • The most abundant source of astaxanthin in nature is the single-cell microalga Haematococcus pluvialis, which accumulates astaxanthin in lipid (fat) vesicles (small, anatomically normal sac- or bladderlike structures) during periods of nutrient deficiency and environmental stress.

    Forever Young

  • The plants and trees had a distinctly bladderlike appearance, with leaves that were like thick pods and branches covered with green globules.

    Sanctuary

  • To prepare beaver bate, the castor or bark stone is taken as the base, this is gently pressed out of the bladderlike bag which contains it, into a phiol of 4 ounces with a wide mouth; if you have them you will put from four to six stone in a phiol of that capacity, to this you will add half a nutmeg, a douzen or 15 grains of cloves and thirty grains of cinimon finely pulverized, stir them well together and then add as much ardent sperits to the composition as will reduce it the consistency mustard prepared for the table; when thus prepared it resembles mustard precisely to all appearance. when you cannot procure

    The Journals of Lewis and Clark, 1804-1806

  • Worse, he’d make us tow a bladderlike sea anchor while he and a date lounged on a raft and watched us struggle.

    Rogue Warrior

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