air-chamber definition

  • noun:
    • A large cavity in an organic body containing air.
    • A compartment of a hydraulic engine or equipment, as a pump, interposed between and linked to the supply- and delivery-passages, and containing air which by its elasticity equalizes the stress and flow associated with liquids.
    • Any area or chamber designed to include atmosphere: as, the air-chamber of a life-boat.
    • A septal chamber in the nautilus and other chambered cephalopods like the ammonites, goniatites, and orthoceratites.
    • In botany: one of several mainly prismatic intercellular spaces happening in aquatic flowers.
    • The intercellular area beneath a stoma.

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