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Definition of the noun air sac

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  1. a tiny sac for holding air in the lungs; formed by the terminal dilation of tiny air passageways
    • lexical domain: Body Parts - nouns denoting body parts
    • synonyms of air sac: air cell / alveolus
    • more generic word: sac = a structure resembling a bag in an animal
    • part of: lung = either of two saclike respiratory organs in the chest of vertebrates
  2. any of the thin-walled extensions of the tracheae of insects
    • lexical domain: Animals - nouns denoting animals
    • more generic word: sac = a structure resembling a bag in an animal
    • part of: insect = small air-breathing arthropod
  3. any of the membranous air-filled extensions of the lungs of birds
    • lexical domain: Animals - nouns denoting animals
    • more generic word: sac = a structure resembling a bag in an animal
    • part of: bird = warm-blooded egg-laying vertebrates characterized by feathers and forelimbs modified as wings

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Google previewScience Pictorial Dictionary

by R P Manchanda

Air sac It is a hollow cavity in the bones. 11.

Google previewMosby's Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing and Health Professions - Australian & New Zealand Edition (2014)

by Peter Harris, Sue Nagy, Nicholas Vardaxis

air sac, the small, ...

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