Definition of Book lung

1. Noun. Organ in many arachnids containing many thin folds of membrane resembling the leaves of a book.

Generic synonyms: Respiratory Organ

Definition of Book lung

1. Noun. (zoology) A lamellate respiratory organ found in arachnids. ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Book Lung

book entry
book fair
book fairs
book hand
book hands
book illustrations
book in
book industry
book it
book jacket
book keeping
book learning
book lore
book louse
book lover
book lung (current term)
book lungs
book matches
book muslin
book muslins
book of account
book of condolence
book of facts
book of instructions
book of knowledge
book of maps
book review
book scorpion
book scorpions
book seller

Literary usage of Book lung

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1. The Spider Book: A Manual for the Study of the Spiders and Their Near by John Henry Comstock (1912)
"Each leaf of the book- lung consists of a flattened, sac-like fold of the ... THE TIPS OF TWO LEAVES OF A BOOK-LUNG 1,1, palisade of spines on dorsal ..."

2. Principles of Animal Biology by Aaron Franklin Shull, George Roger Larue, Alexander Grant Ruthven (1920)
"See book lung. book lung (book' lung'). A respiratory organ composed of flat sheets joined together like pages of a book, found in spiders. ..."

3. Text-book of the Embryology of Invertebrates by Eúgen Korschelt, Karl Heider, Edward Laurens Mark, William McMichael Woodworth, Matilda Bernard, Martin Fountain Woodward (1899)
"... as it were, growing into the body instead of growing ont, so that the interstices between the lamellae then became the lamellae of the book-lung. ..."

4. International Library of Technology: A Series of Textbooks for Persons by International Textbook Company (1909)
"... Siren (th and Endurance Send for my 64 page illustrated book, Lung and Muscle Culture the most Instructive treatise ever published on the vital subject ..."

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