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English definition of “air sac”

air sac

noun [C] uk   specialized us  
a space filled with air that continues from a bird's lungs into one of its bones or another body area, used in breathingSubstances and structures in the bodyThe respiratory system a wide part like a bag in the tubes an insect uses for breathingSubstances and structures in the bodyThe respiratory system an alveolus (= a very small air bag in the lungs)Substances and structures in the bodyThe respiratory system
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