Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A bladder, especially the urinary bladder or the gallbladder.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun In anatomy, a bladder; a cyst; a sac; especially, the urinary bladder, or urocyst, the permanently pervious part of the allantoic sac.
  • noun In botany, same as vesile.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun A bladder.
  • noun (Eccl. Art) A glory, or aureole, of oval shape, or composed of two arcs of circles usually represented as surrounding a divine personage. More rarely, an oval composed of two arcs not representing a glory; a solid oval, etc.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun anatomy A bladder, especially the urinary bladder or the gall bladder.
  • noun The vesica piscis or oval aureole in mediaeval painting

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

  • noun a distensible membranous sac (usually containing liquid or gas)

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[Latin vēsīca.]

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From Latin vēsīca ("bladder").

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