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air blad·der

a gas-filled sac that is present in most fish and functions as a hydrostatic organ; it is located beneath the vertebral column primarily in the anterior abdomen and is connected with the esophagus in some species (for example, goldfish). Oxygen is transferred from a rich venous sinus into the swim bladder to increase buoyancy.
Synonym(s): swim bladder

air bladder

n.
2. See float.
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The heart of these products is a lightweight air bladder made of a plastic resin that is fed data from pressure sensors and a controlled air valve system in simulating the playing environment.
The extra buoyancy of primitive lungs, which probably evolved from the air bladders found in fish, may have helped get these early transitional organisms on the move, too.
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They are made with synthetic rubber skin which is pulled over steel skeletons, motors and air bladders.