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Air bladder

Air bladder

1. (Science: anatomy) An air sac, sometimes double or variously lobed, in the visceral cavity of many fishes. It originates in the same way as the lungs of air-breathing vertebrates, and in the adult may retain a tubular connection with the pharynx or oesophagus.

2. A sac or bladder full of air in an animal or plant; also an air hole in a casting.


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any clues what this is, please?

I agree it's the air bladder, that was my thought as well, although it is oddly shaped. But the "material" seems similar.

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by JackBean
Wed Jun 13, 2012 9:30 am
 
Forum: Zoology Discussion
Topic: any clues what this is, please?
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any clues what this is, please?

... like one, because it's light and hollow and just not tooth material. An air bladder - had to look this up on Wiki, but I'd imagine it would have soft flexible walls? this ...

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by fishwish
Wed Jun 13, 2012 2:36 am
 
Forum: Zoology Discussion
Topic: any clues what this is, please?
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Re: any clues what this is, please?

My guess is an air bladder.

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by wbla3335
Tue Jun 12, 2012 8:09 pm
 
Forum: Zoology Discussion
Topic: any clues what this is, please?
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Re: Name a random science fact!

... are good that you imbibe at least one molecule that passed through the bladder of Oliver Cromwell. It's just elementary probability theory. The ... number of glassfuls in the world. -Dawkins the same goes for breathing air. With every inhilation, it is highly probable that you are inhaling an ...

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by CorwinPrinceOfAmber
Sun Jan 17, 2010 11:32 pm
 
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Name a random science fact!
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The Fiber Disease

... chronic diarrhea, visual deterioration, neurological problems, hair loss and more? Are we to believe that these people, some of whom are ... the skin lesions, including visual deterioration, diarrhea, bowel and bladder leakage, lumps under the skin, hair loss, rapid tooth decay and loss ...

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by 1arrow
Tue Jul 18, 2006 4:04 pm
 
Forum: Human Biology
Topic: The Fiber Disease
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