Pronunciation: (GAWL-bla-der)

The pear-shaped organ found below the liver. Bile is concentrated and stored in the gallbladder.

Source: NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms

Caption: Anatomy of the gallbladder. The gallbladder is just below the liver. Bile is stored in the gallbladder and flows through the cystic duct and the common bile duct into the small intestine when food is being digested.

Date last modified: 2010-04-06