Synonyms for air bladder

Grammar : Noun

Définition of air bladder

  • noun air vesicle
Example sentences :
  • In the great majority of fishes, a curious sac or bag known as the swimming or air bladder is found.
  • Extract from : « Chambers's Journal of Popular Literature, Science, and Art » by Various
  • The dorsal and ventral fins are both very long; and, as is usual with bottom fishes, the swimming or air bladder is absent.
  • Extract from : « The Sea Shore » by William S. Furneaux
  • The air bladder therefore assists the ear of the catfish as the tympanum and its bones assist the ear of the higher animals.
  • Extract from : « Appletons' Popular Science Monthly, July 1899 » by Various
  • So slender and displacing so little water, this fish has no need of the air bladder which supports the thicker fish.
  • Extract from : « The Sea » by Jules Michelet
  • An organ peculiar to fishes is the air bladder—a sac lying under the backbone and communicating by a duct with the stomach.
  • Extract from : « Zoology: The Science of Animal Life » by Ernest Ingersoll
  • Each is reached by the auditory nerve from the brain and is also connected with the air bladder in many cases.
  • Extract from : « Zoology: The Science of Animal Life » by Ernest Ingersoll
  • Isinglass is a sort of glue made from the viscera and air bladder of certain fish, as cod and sturgeon.
  • Extract from : « Handwork in Wood » by William Noyes
  • 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.
  • Extract from : « Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 13, Slice 4 » by Various

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