book lung definition

  • noun:
    • A saccular respiratory organ found in some arachnids, such as scorpions and spiders, composed of several parallel membranous folds arranged just like the pages in a novel.
    • A lamellate respiratory organ within arachnids.
    • organ in several arachnids containing many thin folds of membrane resembling the leaves of a book
    • A saccular breathing organ present in some arachnids, such as scorpions and spiders, consisting of a number of parallel membranous folds arranged like pages in a novel.
    • A lamellate respiratory organ present in arachnids.
    • organ in a lot of arachnids containing many slim folds of membrane resembling the leaves of a novel

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