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Medical Term:


Pronunciation: gawl'blad-er


A pear-shaped organ on the inferior surface of the liver, in a hollow between the right lobe and the quadrate lobe; it serves as a storage reservoir for bile.

Synonym(s): vesica biliarisTA, vesica fellea, bile cyst, cholecyst, cholecystis, cystis fellea, gall bladder, vesicula fellis

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