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

  • noun Inflammation of the gallbladder.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun Inflammation of the gall-bladder.

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  • noun medicine An inflammation of the gallbladder.

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  • noun inflammation of the gall bladder


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  • "I probed for the gallbladder, just in case, wondering as I did just what I would do, should it prove to be an acute attack of cholecystitis or an inflamed appendix. I could envision the cavity of the belly in my mind, as though it lay open in fact before me, my fingers translating the soft, lump shapes beneath the skin..."

    —Diana Gabaldon, Voyager (NY: Dell, 1994), 672

    January 17, 2010