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Noun: air sac
  1. A tiny sac for holding air in the lungs; formed by the terminal dilation of tiny air passageways
    - alveolus, air cell
     
  2. Any of the thin-walled extensions of the tracheae of insects
     
  3. Any of the membranous air-filled extensions of the lungs of birds

Derived forms: air sacs

Type of: sac

Part of: bird, insect, lung

Encyclopedia: Air sac