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"air sac" in British English

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air sacnoun [C]

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a ​spacefilled with ​air that ​continues from a bird's ​lungs into one of ​itsbones or another ​bodyarea, used in ​breathing a ​widepart like a ​bag in the ​tubes an ​insect uses for ​breathing an alveolus (= a very ​smallairbag in the ​lungs)
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