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air sac

n.
1. An air-filled space in the body of a bird that forms a connection between the lungs and bone cavities and aids in breathing and temperature regulation.
2. See alveolus.
3. A saclike, thin-walled enlargement in the trachea of an insect.
4. An inflatable pouch attached to the larynx in certain mammals, including the nonhuman great apes.

air sac

n
1. (Zoology) any of the membranous air-filled extensions of the lungs of birds, which increase the efficiency of gaseous exchange in the lungs
2. (Zoology) any of the thin-walled extensions of the tracheae of insects having a similar function

air′ sac`


n.
2. any of certain cavities in a bird's body connected with the lungs.
[1820–30]

air sac

1. An air-filled space in the body of a bird that forms a connection between the lungs and bone cavities. See alveolus.
2. A sac-like enlargement in the trachea of an insect.
3. A bag-like piece of skin or tissue below the jaw of certain animals, such as the bullfrog and orangutan, that can be inflated to increase sound production.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.air sac - a tiny sac for holding air in the lungsair sac - a tiny sac for holding air in the lungs; formed by the terminal dilation of tiny air passageways
lung - either of two saclike respiratory organs in the chest of vertebrates; serves to remove carbon dioxide and provide oxygen to the blood
sac - a structure resembling a bag in an animal
2.air sac - any of the thin-walled extensions of the tracheae of insects
insect - small air-breathing arthropod
sac - a structure resembling a bag in an animal
3.air sac - any of the membranous air-filled extensions of the lungs of birds
bird - warm-blooded egg-laying vertebrates characterized by feathers and forelimbs modified as wings
sac - a structure resembling a bag in an animal
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