• WordNet 3.6
    • adj expiratory of or relating to the breathing out phase of respiration
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • a Expiratory (Physiol) Pertaining to, or employed in, the expiration or emission of air from the lungs; as, the expiratory muscles.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • expiratory Pertaining to the emission or expiration of breath from the lungs.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • adj Expiratory pertaining to expiration, or the emission of the breath
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Fr. expirer—L. ex, out, spirāre, -ātum, to breathe.


In literature:

To return to our point: why are tears secreted during a screaming-fit or other violent expiratory efforts?
"The Expression of Emotion in Man and Animals" by Charles Darwin
The stammerer has full control of the mechanism of articulation, but not of the expiratory blast.
"A Practical Physiology" by Albert F. Blaisdell
The mucous membrane, the lungs and the expiratory muscles have sole charge of its transmission.
"Delsarte System of Oratory" by Various
For when a solution of continuity occurs in the lungs, the inspiratory and expiratory forces fail.
"Gilbertus Anglicus" by Henry Ebenezer Handerson
Coughing and sneezing are sudden and spasmodic expiratory efforts, and generally involuntary.
"The People's Common Sense Medical Adviser in Plain English" by R. V. Pierce
It is noteworthy that all the utterances of sound are expiratory.
"The Mind of the Child, Part II" by W. Preyer
After the larynx has been studied the importance of the expiratory blast will be better understood.
"Voice Production in Singing and Speaking" by Wesley Mills
In singing, on the contrary, the expiratory pressure is much more powerful, yet the expiration must be much slower.
"The Psychology of Singing" by David C. Taylor
The double expiratory movement may also be detected by allowing the that the expiratory current is not continuous, but is broken into two jets.
"Special Report on Diseases of the Horse" by United States Department of Agriculture
The pulse grew small and feeble, the respirations shallow and labored, with an expiratory moan.
"A System of Practical Medicine by American Authors, Vol. I" by Various

In news:

We present the case of a female neonate with expiratory stridor that was caused by a bronchogenic cyst that led to tracheobronchomalacia.
In the earlier days of anesthesia ventilators , PEEP was an add-on mechanical device that you had to insert in the expiratory limb — it would be some kind of special device that would add positive pressure at the end of expiration.