book lung

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organ in many arachnids containing many thin folds of membrane resembling the leaves of a book

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8 g) were selected to estimate the volume of the book lung (i.
The book lung volume of the spiders A1 and A2 were 12.
Their thin air-hemolymph barrier, combined with appropriate values of respiratory surface density and book lung volume, results in high oxygen diffusion capacities allowing a good oxygen delivery even at low oxygen pressures.
1 resulted in coloration only in nuclei of the book lung and other somatic tissues adjacent to the testis, but the sperm remained unstained (Table 1, Fig.
16) accumulation of reaction product is prominent in the zymogen granules of gut diverticula, the ducts of silk glands and the walls of the air pockets in the book lung (Fig.
The book lungs of Scorpiones and Tetrapulmonata (Chelicerata, Arachnida): Evidence for homology and a single terrestrialisation event of a common arachnid ancestor.