external respiration


  • WordNet 3.6
    • n external respiration the bodily process of inhalation and exhalation; the process of taking in oxygen from inhaled air and releasing carbon dioxide by exhalation
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In literature:

In those who survived, external respiration was opened.
"History of American Socialisms" by John Humphrey Noyes
Stinging pains under the false ribs on the left side which grow on lying down, on external pressure and on deep respiration with flashes of heat.
"New, Old, and Forgotten Remedies: Papers by Many Writers" by Various
The organs of respiration are gills, external and internal, lungs, trachea or windpipe, and the skin.
"Elementary Zoology, Second Edition" by Vernon L. Kellogg