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vēsīca (in MSS. often vensīca or vessīca ), ae, f.,
I.the bladder in the body of animals, the urinary bladder.
I. Lit., Plaut. Pers. 1, 3, 18; Cic. Fin. 2, 30, 96; Plin. 30, 8, 21, § 65; Hor. S. 1, 8, 46; Petr. 27; App. M. 1, p. 108, 30.—
II. Transf.
A. Any thing made of bladder, e. g. a purse, cap, lantern, foot-ball, etc., Varr. R. R. 3, 17, 2; Ov. M. 15, 304; Mart. 8, 33, 19; 8, 14, 62: “faciem laxis vesicis inligant,as a kind of mask to exclude poisonous particles, Plin. 33, 7, 40, § 122; Sen. Q. N. 2, 27, 2; Cels. 3, 21; 3, 27, 2.—
B. A bladder-like tumor, blister, Plin. 20, 6, 23, § 51.—
C. = pudendum muliebre, Juv. 1, 39; 6, 64.—
III. Trop., inflation of language, bombast, = tumor, Mart. 4, 49, 7.
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