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  • n. 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.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. the membranous sac, in which the bile, or gall, is stored up, as secreted by the liver; the cholecystis. See Illust. of Digestive apparatus.

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

  • n. a muscular sac attached to the liver that stores bile (secreted by the liver) until it is needed for digestion

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